Japanese knotweed and other non-native plants

What are the rules around non-native plants?

It is against the law to spread any non-native plant. An example would be to take a strimmer to Japanese Knotweed, as any cut pieces can sprout a new plant.

Non-native plants are classified as hazardous waste, which means that it is against the law to dispose of them with your domestic waste, or garden waste.

Please note: the recycling centres will not accept waste that contains non-native plants.