Working in recycling isn’t just about wearing hard hats.

With over 50 careers in the recycling industry, whether you want to drive a crane or join our marketing team, working with Recycling Lives means you’ll be helping everyone move towards a greener environment, delivering real social value in the process.

We’re dedicated to providing all the support and training needed to help develop your lifeskills, improve your career and promotion opportunities, and develop your skillset - helping to create a better future for everyone.

Why work for Recycling Lives

Recycling Lives is a socially responsible recycling and waste management business, employing more than 500 people across the UK. We provide a wide range of skilled to entry-level jobs across Administration, Customer Service, IT, Marketing, Welding and Fabrication, Plant Maintenance and Mechanics, Human Resources, Accounts and Recycling Operations.

  • Support to achieve your career goals
    Offering training in a purpose built training Academy which is the first of its kind in our sector. Delivered by our in-house team, employees have access to plentiful progression opportunities, with the chance to access new qualifications. All our employees are encouraged and supported to reach their full potential.
  • An inclusive environment
    We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Our aim is to create a workforce that is representative of the communities from which it is drawn.
  • The chance to help others
    The jobs that we provide help to support and sustain the Recyclig Lives Charity and social impact work. Our goal is to help marginalised individuals reintegrate into society with a full-time job so that they can live independent, self-sufficient and crime-free lives.
  • Employee Rewards
    We offer a range of employee rewards, including a health care cash plan and Fairquid credit union savings and loan scheme (after a qualifying period), a subsidised café, staff family events, discounted tickets to tourist attractions and much more.
Why Work For Recycling Lives

An Award Winning Business

The Queen and Daniel Jackson

Recycling Lives is an award-winning employer committed to bringing the best out of our employees and investing in their future.

Providing work placements and volunteer opportunities to people from all walks of life, dozens of our former volunteers have subsequently moved into full-time positions with Recycling Lives or its partners following placements with the team.

The work we do to create a positive social impact on local communities sits at the core of the Recycling Lives ethos as a socially responsible corporate business, and it’s reflected in the work done by all our teams across the business.

Our staff show commitment to this ethos and demonstrate initiative and innovation in finding ways to improve and increase the services we provide whilst supporting the communities we live and work in.

Recycling Lives has been the recipient of four Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

who we work with

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  • Superdrug
  • makita ®
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  • Russell Hobbs
  • CocaCola
  • tyco Security Products

Why work
for us

Help others to succeed through your success - support social and environmental enterprise by working for Recycling Lives.


Recycling Lives offers work place training for people of all skill levels and backgrounds.

your cv

If you can’t find a vacancy to suit your current career goals, submit a speculative CV here and we will keep your details on file.


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