Reporting weeds

Information on weed control in Oldham

All adopted routes, including kerbs, gullies and footways are treated twice a year during the spring and summer months.

The sprays are timed to coincide with the weed growth for maximum control. Following each application weeds can take approximately two weeks for the herbicide treatment to be fully effective and the weed to die off.

The Council uses herbicides which have a very low toxicity to humans, animals and insects and can be used in areas open to the public and their pets.

If you are concerned that there is a problem with weeds in your area, then let us know. This information will assist us in monitoring the standard of service.

We do not clear weeds on a request, but once the weeds have been treated there will die back.