Please use the recycling banks at Waitrose responsibly
Release date: 10 September 2018
Cotswold District Council is appealing to the public to act responsibly when using the recycling banks located in the car park at the Waitrose store in Cirencester.
The management has drawn our attention to a significant increase in the number of people leaving recyclable material on the ground rather than placing it in the appropriate banks.
To ensure that there is sufficient capacity, the Council’s services 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, hopes that the public will heed this request:
“Since the closure of the Tesco recycling facility at Kingsmeadow there has been an upturn in the use of the recycling facilities at the Cirencester Waitrose store. While it is 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 If this irresponsible behaviour continues there is a genuine risk that the banks will be withdrawn and that would be a great shame for the vast majority of sensible users who benefit from this facility.”