The Recycling Lives business sustains charity through commercial metal and waste recycling services. In addition to our social welfare charity, which assists people struggling with homelessness, our HMP recycling facilities provide work experience, training and skills which prepare prisoners for life after prison.
We operate electrical equipment recycling facilities at satellite installations within HM prison services, including FPD (Flat Panel Display) and other IT equipment dismantling. Full training is provided, to ensure that the programme is appropriate for all abilities. Prisoners are paid for the work, 40% of which goes towards victims support funds. All the commercial skills training is delivered by experienced staff, many of whom joined Recycling Lives through our ‘Release Potential’ programme.