Japanese knotweed is a harmful and invasive weed.
Knotweed should be sprayed with an appropriate herbicide at the end of summer and should only ever be cut back as a last resort.
Never leave cut knotweed on the ground or compost it as it will spread.
Knotweed must not be put in your garden waste bin or taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) as it will spread and contaminate other areas.
Where knotweed is identified on council owned land, we will spray the affected areas at the end of summer.
Newport City Homes tenants should contact Newport City Homes for advice if they suspect knotweed on NCH properties.
See Natural Resources Wales for further information about Japanese knotweed.
Image credit: Natural Resources Wales.