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 that recycling centres will not accept waste that contains non-native plants.