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Material / item
Ash trees infected with Ash-dieback disease (Chalara)
Infected vegetation from ash dieback, logs, boughs, infected foliage, felled trees
Other options
Control in situ through burning or burial, private contractor, Household Recycling Centre landfill
More information

In recent years dieback of ash trees has become an increasing problem nationally. We have compiled advice on the best methods of managing the disposal of ash dieback material in Worcestershire and Herefordshire. This advice is for householders and applies only when the householder intends to or it becomes necessary to dispose of infected vegetation.

Depending on the nature and location of any infected vegetation the following options are suggested, in order of preference:

  • Burning in situ on the ground or in mobile incinerators brought to site (burning is the preferred option where allowed under legislation in smoke control areas, and subject to the potential risk of smoke nuisance. Please be considerate by advising your nearest neighbours before lighting a bonfire, so that they can be prepared for any minor inconveniences which might arise).
  • On site burial in the ground 
  • Household Recycling Centre - in the landfill section because the garden waste goes for composting.
    Where it is not possible to deal with plants or plant material from affected areas on site, the waste should be securely contained, either by bagging or by placing in enclosed containers and taken to your nearest Household Recycling Centre (HRC). On arrival at the HRC you should inform the site staff that you have infected garden waste materials that require disposal to landfill.

Video courtesy of Forest Research

Visit Forest Research for more information and images or to report ash dieback.