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  • What we do:
    Recycling and waste management
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  • Contact
    • Recycling Lives Centre, 1A Essex Street, Preston, LANCASHIRE, PR1 1QE
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About Recycling Lives

Recycling Lives are a recycling and waste management company responsible for delivering nationwide services to blue-chip businesses, while creating real social impact from their own social enterprise programmes.

They use their commercial operations in recycling and waste management to support and sustain charity programmes for offender rehabilitation, residential support and food redistribution, a unique business model that they have been pursuing for around a decade.

Even before adopting their social enrichment focus, Recycling Lives had a rich history as a provider of total waste management solutions, meaning they collect, process and recycle all waste streams. They also offer waste management consultancy, national skip hire and scrap car collection, compliance, vehicle fleet disposal and recruitment services.

Founded by Steven Jackson OBE and overseen by Managing Director William Fletcher, the firm is dedicated to protecting the environment while also delivering social value by reducing reoffending rates, supporting homeless men and redistributing food to support community groups.

What is it like to work for Recycling Lives

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The company recently trained a cohort of staff to become professional life coaches to support staff both professionally and personally. A leadership programme is offered for aspiring and existing leaders, as well as a master driver programme to train and progress staff into Class 2 HGV driving positions.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The firm is currently looking into new ways of recycling waste to create sustainable energy for the business, and makes significant contributions to social enterprises, including offender rehabilitation and food redistribution. They also offer employment to graduates of the offender rehabilitation and residential programmes.
My Company
My Company
Popular company initiatives including the FairQuid savings and loan scheme, which helps workers borrow money from a credit union at an affordable rate. They also offer a Christmas Club, which encourages employees to save £10 per month for 12 months, which is then topped up to £180 by Recycling Lives just before Christmas.

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  • Male : Female:

    83% / 17%


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