Former England captain and cricketing legend Alec Stewart (pictured) lent his support to the new initiative, which involves more than 75 recycling stations. Each one has two bins, one for recyclables and the other for general waste.
Stewart said: The amount of waste created at a test match is astonishing. This initiative aims to get everyone involved in putting that waste back into good use through recycling.
Over 50 tonnes of rubbish were expected to be generated by crowds at the stadium over five days. The scheme follows a successful pilot recycling initiative conducted by the Brit Ovals facilities management provider Leisure Support Services at the NatWest Series One Day International against Sri Lanka in June.
Leisure Support Services managing director Peter Watts said: We hope that our efforts will set a standard for sports stadia across the country.