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Japanese knotweed

How to dispose of Japanese knotweed.

A patch of Japanese knotweed.

Japanese knotweed must not be disposed of in your general waste, garden waste, or composter at home and you cannot take it to recycling centres.

  • Important information

    • Japanese knotweed is a very invasive weed and highly damaging to the built and natural environment. It is therefore not accepted at any RC in West Sussex. Any soils within a 7 metre radius surrounding Japanese knotweed will also not be accepted at any RC.
    • Management of Japanese knotweed is subject to strict controls and regulated by the Environment Agency.
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