Knotweed Disposal Risks Invasive Spread

Kathy Brookes

The City of Terrace is reminding people about the proper way to get rid of invasive weeds, after a close call with Japanese knotweed earlier this month.

A Facebook post from the City says the keen eye of their Parks Supervisor spotted freshly clipped Japanese knotweed, along with grass, tossed onto city park space off Olson Avenue recently.

It says, had it not been found, the clipping would have gone to seed and taken over the whole area. 

Knotweeds are recognized as a huge threat to local ecosystems.

The Kitimat-Stikine Regional District recommends putting invasive species in a black plastic bag and then into your curbside garbage cart -- not in the green bin or yard waste bags. They have to be buried in plastic in the landfill to ensure they don't spread. 

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