As a business we're looking to create a circular economy on both a local and national basis. As such, we think it's important to give back and help support the local communities where we live and work. To do this, we partner and form collaborative relationships with local charities, educational establishments and statutory bodies.

We are currently working with various educational establishments to provide suitable materials from the sector we operate in, to create learning-activity based platforms.

The materials are re-purposed to help upskill young people across colleges, Schools, and other establishments with the aim of increasing career opportunities within the recycling sector and beyond.

Working closely with our sister charity we provide materials and work opportunities to help create a future workforce, allowing for the rehabilitation of those who have left the justice system.






Community Engagement

why work with us

Josh Steiner Social Value & Sustainability Manager Wates Group Recycling Lives has reaped the rewards of strong commercial and social credentials to secure large-scale contracts. The high value and quality nature of the service, alongside its demonstrable social benefits has prompted the organisation’s ongoing success, allowing it to expand its range of services and open in new locations to achieve nationwide coverage Read moreRead less
Martin Chown Supply Chain Director Sellafield Limited We are committed to ensuring our local communities derive maximum economic benefit from the money we spend at Sellafield, by insisting companies that win work with us to invest to support local growth. Recycling Lives has these values at its core and I’m excited by their plans. The contract win also allowed for the creation of a number of jobs in Cumbria as we work to open a new site in the county, creating jobs for yard operatives, drivers and site managers. Read moreRead less
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

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