Current legislation dictates how Japanese Knotweed should be treated and removed.
- Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 it is an offence to plant or otherwise cause the species to grow in the wild.
- Under the Environmental Act 1990 those parts of a plant that might enable it to be spread (propagules) and the material in which these propagules occure e.g. soil or sediment may be classed as controlled waste and as such must be disposed of safely at a license landfill site according to the Environmental Protection Agency, Duty of Care Regulations 1991.
It is important to identify and remove Japanese Knotweed as early as possible as infestations can quickly spread causing significant damage to property resulting in high costs if left to grow. Our qualified surveyors can create a cost effective management plan to treat and remove this invasive plant.