It’s a shame this doesn’t apply to bamboo. It’s a sod to get it out and very invasive, it pushes through tarmac, paving, walls yet is sold in almost all garden centres as an architectural plant. It’s causing the same neighbour and estate agent problems as the knotweed.That's right, if you fail to dispose of it properly you could be liable to fines of up to £5000 and or maximum of 2 years in prison.
It pays to follow the guidelines on disposal very carefully as a piece of root the size of the end of your little finger is able to propgate itself very readily.
Thank goodness we don't have the male plant here or we'd be having to deal with it self seeding and that wqould be an even worse nightmare