Find out how we approach street cleaning, grass cutting on verges and weed control.
The approach we take to street cleaning, grass cutting and weed control will vary across area.
Road verge grass cutting
We cut grass on roadside verges to protect sight-lines at junctions. In urban or semi-rural areas, a one-metre swathe next to the carriage way will be cut.
We plan for up to 3 cuts per year between April and October. This depends on growth and weather conditions.
There's no specific standard for road verge grass cutting. We decide if any remedial work is needed after road verge maintenance.
Our grass cutting teams work on a four-week cycle for across East Renfrewshire and all areas are given the same attention. Some important areas such as war memorials are cut more regularly. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and the required health and safety measures for staff, we are occasionally out with the four-week cycle before returning to an area. We have put additional resources in place for grass cutting which will help ensure our public spaces are kept to the high standard we all desire.
We control weeds on public footpaths between April and October each year. We plan for 2 treatments a year. This depends on growth and weather conditions.
We use approved Systematic Biodegradable Herbicides. These only attack green leaves and are pet safe.
There's no specific standard for weed control. We decide the most appropriate timing of weed control treatment.