CONCERNS are being raised about 'irresponsible' recycling at the Waitrose supermarket in Cirencester, which could lead to the facilities being removed.

Cirencester store management say that there has been a significant increase in the number of people leaving recyclable material on the ground, rather than placing it in the appropriate recycling banks in the supermarket car park.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

(Above, recyclable material left next to recycling banks, at Waitrose in Cirencester)

Cotswold District Council has been notified of the issues and their service provider Thamesdown Recycling will review the usage of the banks and empty them more frequently if necessary.

Cllr Sue Coakley, CDC’s cabinet member for environment, said: “Since the closure of the Tesco recycling facility at Kingsmeadow there has been more use of the recycling facilities at the Cirencester Waitrose store.

"It's heartening to see that people are keen to recycle, those who just leave materials on the ground are doing more harm than good as they are creating unsightly litter and unhygienic conditions - and this could attract vermin.

"If this irresponsible behaviour continues there is a genuine risk that the banks will be withdrawn and that would be a great shame.”