Dig & Dump for Japanese knotweed removal

Dig & Dump involves the physical excavation of all soils containing viable Japanese knotweed rhizome. These are then loaded into a lorry, typically an 8 wheeler 20 tonne payload, and transported to a licensed landfill site, for disposal.

There are significant adverse environmental impacts arising from haulage, the use of valuable landfill and the need to import clean fill. The Environment Agency Code of Practice clearly states that you should consider this as the method of last resort.

Supervision to reduce volume and cost

Dig & Dump is a very expensive method which attracts Landfill Tax. With expert supervision it is usually possible to substantially reduce the cost by minimizing the volume of soil being classified as knotweed infested.

With a trained eye, one can establish the depth and lateral spread of the rhizome system. The volume can sometimes be reduced by as much as 50%.

Insurance backed guarantees

All our Dig & Dump projects are offered with an insurance backed guarantee for up to 10 years, underwritten at Lloyd's.

A better alternative - Xtract™

For an eco-friendly alternative to Dig & Dump, speak to us about our Xtract™ method. Supported by our insurance backed guarantees for up to 10 years, underwritten at Lloyd's, Xtract™ leaves development sites knotweed free in a matter of days, at half the price of Dig & Dump.

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