Recycling Lives wins Sellafield waste metal contract

Recycling and waste management company Recycling Lives has secured a new contract to process waste metal arising from fuel reprocessing and decommissioning at Sellafield in Cumbria.

Recycling Lives, which is also a social enterprise helping those from some of the most marginalised communities in the UK to gain practical skills in the recycling sector and a salary to allow them to live Recycling Lives wins Sellafield waste metal contractindependently, will now provide a number of jobs in the area and open two new sites in Cumbria to manage waste collection and processing and expand its charitable activities.

The first site will be a scrap buying and processing facility in the Workington area, which will bring back previously disused land back into use and be open to the public and other businesses from September.

The second site will serve as the business’s second Food Redistribution Centre in Cumbria, with locations across the county for charitable organisations to take food collections. Both sites will create new work and training opportunities for local people.

Commenting on the new contract, Recycling Lives Managing Director William Fletcher said: “Recycling Lives is pleased to have been chosen as the preferred contractor for scrap metal collection and processing from Sellafield Ltd. We’re really excited to be able to use this contract to create social value across Cumbria. The benefits will be more than just environmental and economic, as we create social impact through job creation and food redistribution.”

Martin Chown, Sellafield Ltd’s Supply Chain Director, added: “We are committed to ensuring our local communities derive maximum economic benefit from the money we spend at Sellafield. We do this by insisting that companies that win work with us invest to support local growth. Recycling Lives has these values at its core, and I’m excited by their plans to create jobs and support disadvantaged people in west Cumbria, as a result of winning work at Sellafield.”

You can find out more about the charitable work carried out by Recycling Lives on their website.

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