Our Services - Wildlife verges

Verge cutting

To help protect these habitats for wildlife, we make sure that we do not, normally, cut these verges between 1 March and 31 August. This allows for the wildflowers to seed.

Do clippings get collected on designated verges?

Clippings are only collected on certain wildlife verges. We only collect clippings on those which are agreed to have specific ecological interest as determined by the County’s ecologist. We have limited resources to collect for all wildlife verges and picking up verge clippings is not essential, simply reducing mowing can have an enormous benefit for wildlife.

As standard, we do not collect clippings following grass cutting.


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