Disposal of Ash leaf litter

Advice on the disposal of Ash leaf litter that might be infected with Chalara fraxinea.

If there is no evidence of infection the leaves can be put out (or taken to a Household Waste Recycling Centre site) for composting as normal.

If there is any suspicion that the leaf fall is infected you should contact the Forestry Commission  to notify them and should then act on their advice, preferably burning the leaf fall on site. If burning on site is not possible the leaves can still be accepted for composting via kerbside green collections, or delivery to a local Household Waste Recycling Centre green waste container.