An environmental group are reminding people that their old beach toys can be recycled or re-used instead of being left on the beach.

As reported by the Echo, Weymouth Beach was left in a ‘terrible’ state following a sun-filled weekend earlier this month.

With temperature set to reach highs of 18 degrees this bank holiday weekend, there are measures in place to encourage people not to leave their rubbish on the beach.

Dorset Echo: Re-usable sticker on beach spadeRe-usable sticker on beach spade (Image: Weymouth and Portland Marine Litter Project)

Instead of leaving broken plastic or perfectly good beach toys behind, there are actually boxes that they can be left in to be re-used ore recycled.

These beach toy boxes can be found along the esplanade and are an initiative run by Weymouth and Portland Marine Litter Project (WPMLP) and Weymouth Town Council .

Dorset Echo: Beach toy boxBeach toy box (Image: Weymouth and Portland Marine Litter Project)

A spokesperson for WPMLP said: “If you don't want your toys or find any discarded toys pop them in a box to be reused. Broken plastic toys can also be left by the boxes to be recycled.”