Weed control and disposal
We're responsible to ensure all public highways, pavements and housing estate hard surfaces are kept weed free. We use a combination of manual, mechanical and chemical methods which pose no risk to humans, animals or other wildlife.
Japanese Knotweed spreads extremely quickly, prevents native plant life from growing and can damage structures due to its strong roots. It can reach up to 3 metres high and is bamboo like in appearance. Its leaves are heart shaped and it produces white flowers in the autumn months.
We do not offer a Japanese Knotweed removal service. If you have Japanese Knotweed on your property, contact a private contractor for advice.
If you notice Japanese Knotweed on Southwark Housing Estate, contact your resident services officer.
Page last updated: 22 March 2023