Plant Biosecurity Guidance documents

Biosecurity best practice for safe disposal of plant waste and spent growing media

6th March 2023

Research has shown that plant waste and spent growing media can harbour pests and pathogens, including quarantine-regulated species such as Phytophthora ramorum. These organisms have the potential to spread from untreated waste piles to cultivated plants and the wider environment. This guidance aims to help the horticultural sector understand and mitigate these risks by providing some practical advice on waste management.