Tesco keeps recycling points
Tesco has confirmed it will retain its recycling points at its Burnside store after it was revealed the supermarket did not have the necessary permission to operate them.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) confirmed this week that Tesco had not applied for the appropriate legal exemption which allows stores to operate‘bring sites’- containers where customers can deposit clothing, glass, paper and other recyclable materials.
A SEPA spokesman said:“SEPA has received a complaint regarding supermarket carpark‘bring sites’in South Lanarkshire which have not registered the appropriate authorisations.
“Although an activity may be exempt from waste management licensing, it is still subject to statutory controls to prevent environmental pollution and harm to human health. We will be contacting the relevant sites to alert them to the regulations.”
A spokesman for Tesco said:“The customer recycling facilities at Tesco Burnside store are not operated by Tesco. “Our waste management contractors are in contact with the council and SEPA to ensure necessary paperwork is complete.”