Grown around our belief in social sustainability, Recycling Lives leads the charge in the next wave of circular economy business models where social sustainability and the environment sit at the heart of our purpose, along with excellent service and competitive offerings.


Environmental responsibility is embedded into business model to make the company’s overall process cycle greener and more energy efficient with a long term aspiration towards Net Zero.


Our unique social programmes and partnerships are game-changing, improving skill levels across schools, colleges, the justice system & disadvantaged groups, to help people find meaningful and sustainable employment.


Recycling Lives is structured into 4 business units: Cars, Metal Processing, Environmental Services (Total Waste Management), and WEEE and Compliance services.

Changing the way business is done

We aim to provide value well beyond expectations

Our clients enjoy more than just environmental and financial benefits from our recycling and waste management services. We believe in putting people first, its how we've grown our business. In turn, we're also helping our customers and partners to comply with Social Value Act 2012 requirements. Or simply supporting their good business ethics, by delivering reportable social impact, that is both qualitative and quantitative.​

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Some of the people we work with
  • KIER
  • British Gas
  • Wates
  • BT
  • BT
  • Sellafield Ltd
  • suez environment

Sectors we operate in

We work across all sectors - from construction site recycling, managing manufacturing and industry waste, to servicing public sector contracts and many more. Our teams have vast experience across sectors, to manage all waste types and meet sector-specific needs.

why work with us

Jeremy Hartley Managing Director Eric Wright Group The Eric Wright Group has always recognised the importance of supporting the local community and using our business activities to improve people’s lives. Working with Recycling Lives gives us an opportunity to continue to make a real difference and achieve more through working together. Read moreRead less

Contact us

Change the way you do business - talk to us today about managing your waste, supporting our charitable programmes or joining our team.

Our Locations
across the UK

We manage a nationwide network of recycling sites, with facilities across England and Scotland. All our sites are licensed by the Environment Agency and meet the highest safety standards.

Discover the benefits of the Recycling Lives Portal

Recycling Lives Portal

Our bespoke customer portal can be tailored to your business needs. After we’ve assessed your waste streams, we’ll ensure the portal is responsive to making collection requests, viewing the recycling process and tracking recycle rates.

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Awards, Accreditation & Certification

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise international Trade 2018