Commercial recycler and social welfare charity, Recycling Lives has submitted a planning application for a new centre in the heart of Accrington.
The new state-of-the-art centre will be situated in Charter Street, in the town if planning bosses give it the green light.
The centre which will build on the huge successes of Recycling Lives Preston, will boast a one stop shop for all commercial recycling and waste management services; while also containing a community cafe, crèche, business incubators and community access to college courses and skills training.
As a company with more than 40 years experience in the recycling and waste management sector; Recycling Lives has developed an understanding not only about people, but about industry and the wider community.
Recycling Lives believes that everyone deserves a home, a job, and a safe environment in which to learn and relax and the growing success of its commercial activities has enabled the foundation of the Recycling Lives charity.
A winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development, Recycling Lives offers life changing opportunities to members of the community facing an uncertain future, such as ex-armed forces personnel, the homeless, the workless and the welfare dependant; through accommodation, education, training and work experience.
This new centre will also boast 20 en-suite bedrooms for individuals who are looking for an opportunity to change their lives for the better.
The Preston-based centre has been so successful that 100 per cent of the individuals completing the Recycling Lives programme have gone on to achieve full time employment and independent living.
Recycling Lives Acting Chief Executive Kevin Williams said: “Recycling Lives offers great opportunities to members of society who want to turn their lives around. We have seen in our first year of operation in Preston that people just need a chance to break the welfare cycle and regain their independence.
“Our commercial activities will also enable us to create job opportunities for the people of Hyndburn which will have a positive effect on the local economy.
“We had a very positive response at our recent consultation event, with everyone who attended supporting the concept.”