Please spread the word, not the plant! Carefully dispose of invasive plants in the appropriate way at the appropriate location.
This is critical to help reduce the further spread of invasive species as many invasive species outbreaks start by inappropriate or illegal dumping.
Note: Some invasive species such as giant hogweed can be harmful if touched; please ensure you are wearing protective clothing if handling these species.
Locations for invasive plant disposal include:
Invasive species can be disposed of at Hartland Landfill. They must be in bags marked “Invasive Species” or in covered loads.
Knotweed species disposal requires a controlled waste permit (reduced fee), to ensure proper disposal protocols are followed,. For hours and fees, visit: www.crd.bc.ca/hartland
Municipal Drop Off
Some local governments have yard waste drop-off that will take many invasive species. Some may have limitations (i.e. no seeds) and/or restrict certain species.
Note: Knotweed species must not be disposed of at these locations. Contact us or your local government for more information on knotweed disposal.
Free disposal of knotweed species is available as part of the regional invasive species program coordinated by the CRD.
To be part of this program, local government staff or specially trained contractors must treat and dispose of the knotweed. If you have a unique situation and need disposal assistance, please contact us.