Weed Killing, Grass Cutting & Dead Animals on Highways

Weed Killing, Grass Cutting & Dead Animals on Highways

Find out when we apply pesticides for Weed Killing, schedule Highways Grass Cutting to take place, and how to report a Dead Animal on a highway.

Weed Killing on Highways

This summer Nottinghamshire County Council have appointed the borough council as their contractor to undertake highway weed killing. To meet the County Council specification two applications of weed killer will be applied across the growing season.

The treatments will commence from:

  • 1st application  commencing late April/early May

  • 2nd application commencing late August to early September

  • An intermediate  application will be applied to the four main town centres in June / July

Glyphosate is the only approved herbicide for use within the highway for the control of emerging weeds and grass. Each application takes between 6 and 8 weeks to complete. Exact start and finish dates are dependent on weather and ground conditions.

Areas receiving treatment include the pavement, kerb and channel. For all enquiries about highway weed killing please contact Broxtowe Borough Council.

If you have a comment on the policy relating to weed killing please contact Nottinghamshire County Council (Opens in a New Window) or visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website. (Opens in a New Window)

Grass Cutting on Highways

This summer Nottinghamshire County Council have, once again, appointed the Borough Council as their contractor to undertake grass cutting of the highway verges. The County Council have specified 5 cuts to be spread across the growing season from April to October. The cuts this year will start around the following times.-

  • 1st cut week commencing 15th April

  • 2nd cut week commencing 27th May

  • 3rd cut week commencing 1st August

  • 4th cut week commencing 5th August

  • 5th cut week commencing 9th September

Each cut will take around 3 weeks to cover the whole of the borough.  The exact start and finish times will depend on weather and ground conditions.

The grounds maintenance and street cleansing teams will work closely to try and minimise the amount of litter in the verges prior to cutting.  Whilst paths will be cleared after cutting the resulting grass will be left on the verges.

The verges in rural areas will be cut on 2 occasions during the summer growing period at evenly spaced intervals, dependent on weather and ground conditions. For all enquiries about highways grass cutting please contact Broxtowe Borough Council.

If you have a comment on the policy relating to the 5 cuts please contact Nottinghamshire County Council or visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website.

Reporting a Dead Animal

You can report a Dead Animal online. (Opens in a New Window)

All animals will be collected and disposed of in the appropriate manner within one working day. If the animal has identification such as a tag or an id chip the owner will be contacted as soon as possible.

The Council will collect deceased animals under the following criteria:

  • If the animal is situated on public highway or open space

  • The animal has been found on domestic residential property and is equivalent to or larger than the size of a cat

It is an offence to hit a dog with a moving vehicle and should be reported to the police as soon as possible.

Deer, badgers and birds of prey are monitored species and require specialist handling, please contact us if the animal is deceased.

The Council will not collect:

  • Domestic pets owned by the resident of the property

  • Any animal located on private commercial land. Rats from domestic residential properties - contact Environment Health to report this

Broxtowe Borough Council will not collect animals from motorways and principal A roads. There are 3 such roads within the borough.

The M1 and the A52 are the responsibility of AMScott (Highway Agency Contractor) contact 0845 750 4030 to report any dead animals on the road.

The A610 is the responsibility of the local authority but due to the nature of the road and the fast moving traffic, animals cannot be collected without the assistance of the police, this is to ensure the safety of the workforce and the public.

To dispose of a small creature safely, wrap it well and place in the domestic (black lidded) waste wheelie bin.

Grounds Maintenance
tel: 0115 917 7777
Nottinghamshire County Council
tel: 0300 500 8080
tel: 0115 917 7777