About Recycling Lives

As well as being Award-Winning Recyclers, we act as a safety net for vulnerable and marginalised people. We offer accommodation, education, training and work experience to homeless and long-term unemployed individuals, with the aim of helping them back into full-time work and finding them a place to call home.


Embedded Holistic Charitable Activities

We believe the first step towards creating true charitable impact is embedding it within your general business activities, thus making it truly sustainable, demonstrable and effective. We house the homeless, train and aid the vulnerable, and provide meals to more than 5,000 people weekly, meaning our clients are contributing to real change via our model, without changing their own business model.

  • Social Welfare & Homelessness

  • FareShare Lancashire and Cumbria

  • HMP Academies

    All supported by the profits of our waste management services.


Our Charitable Impact in 2016

Meals served via our Food Redistribution in 2016
Helped return to independent living via our charity
People participating in the HMP Academies
Social Return on Investment provided by Recycling Lives

Total Waste Management & Compliance Solutions

From consultation to completion and compliance management, we will dispose of or recycle your waste to the highest standard possible. Our industry leading services don’t just save you money, they also save lives.

  • Waste Management Consultancy

  • Skip & Waste Container Hire

  • WEEE Specialists

  • General Waste

  • Metal Recyclers

  • Hazardous Waste Handlers

  • Construction Industry Experts


Recycling Lives owns and operates the only online Fragmentiser in the UK. It automatically recycles all input waste into their component materials – meaning we avoid landfill more than any competitor, and have a more effective process at recovering reusable raw materials.

Inspired Men become Inspiring Leaders

It takes a certain type of character and vision to be able to transform a family-run Recycling business into a multi-faceted social enterprise in just a matter of years. Steven Jackson OBE DL did exactly that with the family business after a chance encounter changed his thought pattern forever. Discover how the grass-root Preston Recycling became the nationally acclaimed Recycling Lives we know today.