Japanese Knotweed is an aggressive weed that can cause structural damage to buildings and paths, as well as ruining gardens.
It is important that Japanese Knotweed is dealt with correctly, as it can grow rapidly from very small lengths of root:
- Japanese Knotweed should never be put into garden waste sacks.
- Japanese Knotweed should not be put into your wheelie bin.
Controlling Japanese Knotweed
In order to fully eradicate Japanese Knotweed from your garden, you may need to employ a specialist company and the process can take some time. The most effective way to eradicate Japanese Knotweed is to treat it where it is growing.
For more information, visit the Environment Agency's special Japanese Knotweed web page (see external links below).
Residents who have cut down Japanese Knotweed should carefully follow this procedure:
- To avoid contaminating other parts of your property, put the plant material into black plastic sacks in the part of your garden where you have cleared it. Do not carry it across your garden or into your home
- Use at least two sacks so that the material is well contained, and do not put any sharp objects or twigs into the bags which may cause them to split
- Keep the sacks separate from any other rubbish
Email SSC Business Support Team 2 via ESCS.Support@haringey.gov.uk to book a special collection of Japanese Knotweed. The collection will be carried out by a designated vehicle and the bags will be put straight into the furnaces at the local energy-from-waste facility to ensure that the Japanese Knotweed does not contaminate any other rubbish. Please follow the instructions given to you by the SSC Business Support Team for when your special collection will take place, and where to put the sacks
There is no charge for the special collection.