Waste and recycling company, Recycling Lives, has won a contract to recycle metal from the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria.
Recycling Lives is to open two new sites in the county to facilitate the contract with nuclear decommissioning company Sellafield Ltd, which it said will also provide jobs and training opportunities.
The company will also set up a food distribution charity with centres throughout Cumbria. This follows the ‘successes’ of a similar community programme delivered throughout Lancashire.
A scrap buying and processing site will be opened in the Workington area – adding to five Recycling Lives sites across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and the Midlands. The facility will be open to the public and other businesses from September.
Martin Chown, supply chain director for Sellafield Ltd said: “We want to ensure our local communities benefit from the money we spend and we do this by insisting that companies that win work with us invest to support local growth.
“I’m excited by the plans Recycling Lives has to create jobs and support disadvantaged people in west Cumbria.
“It demonstrates the unique power of Sellafield Ltd to attract new businesses to the area
“I’m excited by the plans Recycling Lives has to create jobs and support disadvantaged people in west Cumbria”
“The scrap buying and processing facility in Workington, has brought an empty site back into use, and will be open to the public and other businesses from September.”
William Fletcher, Recycling Lives managing director, said: “We are 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.”
Recycling Lives food redistribution service operates on behalf of national organisation, Fareshare.
In 2013 founder and chief executive of Recycling Lives Steve Jackson, was given an OBE for services to employment and the community in Lancashire. (See letsrecycle.com story)
The contract with Sellafield Ltd was previously held by Workington-based scrap metal merchants All Vehicle Salvage Ltd.