Who we are

Recycling Lives is a UK recycling and waste management business founded on the principles of creating social value, delivering environmental innovation and governance (ESG) as a fully embedded business ethos. We believe in doing good to do good business.

As today's largest UK Car processing business, we have a proud history, with over 40 years experience working in the recycling sector. Recycling Lives was founded by second generation recyclers some of whom are still in our leadership team, providing time-served expertise with a wealth of industry, innovation and business knowledge. With Gerry Marshall, CEO and Executive Chairman, Andrew Hodgson at the helm since 2020, we continue to grow from strength to strength.

Taking our commercial operations: Vehicle Processes, Metal Processing, Compliance and Environmental Services (or total waste management), our business model works across our social value programmes whilst supporting those of our sister Charity, to reduce reoffending through employment, and help a broad range of disadvantaged groups. In turn, this contributes to the stability and economy of local communities, helping to lower re-offending rates and providing the jobs and support needed for a self-sufficient path forwards.

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Using circular economy solutions, our business model has been created to make the company’s overall process cycle greener and more energy efficient with a long term aspiration to reduce landfill significantly in a move towards Net Zero. With our ground-breaking solution to create green energy by diverting waste from landfill, and providing energy to power their business operations, as well as developing industry and UK-first skip wagons with Renault-Trucks towards a greener vehicle fleet, Recycling Lives is an authentic category leader. And as the business goes from strength to strength, so does our support for ex-offenders and disadvantaged groups.