Generally, invasive species should NOT be put in compost, as it often does not get hot enough to kill them and can contribute to their regrowth and spread.

Graphic from’s ‘Invasive Disposal Guide

disposal options:

  • Stack and leave cut plant material in one place for a year to dry out
    • Burn them where allowed by local regulations or chip woody invasive species
  • Cut invasive plant material can be placed in black plastic garbage bags and placed in the trash. Make sure you label them as invasive plant species, as waste-collectors will not collect other plant material, like lawn-clippings, for landfills
    • Certain waste-collectors suggest contacting them in advance to make sure the bags are collected

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