Ragwort: Guidance on the disposal options for common ragwort (PB11050)

Disposal options

The options for disposal will depend on the amount of ragwort to be disposed of, the type of site and local resources available. Whenever practicable, ragwort should be disposed of on site. This will reduce the inadvertent spreading of seeds during transport.

Options for disposal include:


rotting down






controlled burning



This pamphlet provides guidance for selecting the best option for disposal, minimising the risk of the spread of ragwort from seeds and root sections, and avoiding the pollution of soil, water and air during disposal.

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