Vehicle auctions brought to you by Raw2K

Recycling Lives runs RAW2K, an online auction site that works with local authorities and insurers to dispose of roadworthy and breaker-only vehicles.

With more than 15 years’ experience managing the disposal, de-fleet, salvage and scrappage of vehicles, we are trusted by police forces across the UK and several major insurers to generate competitive returns for their vehicles.

We offer nationwide collection services, storing accident damaged and un-damaged second-hand cars at fully licenced Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATF) across the UK. All saleable vehicles are then auctioned on our online site where 38,000 registered and audited members have the chance to bid on them. All unsaleable vehicles are recycled at our authorised recycling facilities

In addition, RAW2K’s services directly support and sustain Recycling Lives’ charitable activities, creating real social value through job creation; offender rehabilitation; supported accommodation for marginalised individuals; and redistributing surplus food to charitable organisations across Lancashire and Cumbria.

  • Generate returns on second-hand and breaker-only vehicles through our online auction site
  • Recycle unsaleable vehicles at an authorised treatment facility
  • Create real social value supporting marginalised individuals into employment
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VISIT RAW2K.Co.uk

Interested? Browse cars up for auction on our site or set up an account online to sell used vehicles. Just log in to your account and click the 'Sell' button. You will then be taken through the correct upload procedure depending on your account type.

ATF Registered sites and members with Motor Trade Insurance can sell vehicles on the auction with no Upload Fee or Final Value Fee, after emailing a copy of the insurance to us.

Members of the public can sell their own vehicles on the RAW2K Auctions for £18 (including VAT).

For more information about any of these processes, please visit our site.

who we work with
  • ERIC WRIGHT GROUP
  • KIER
  • Speedy
  • British Gas
  • Wates
  • BT
  • BT
  • SAINT-GOBAIN
  • Sellafield Ltd
  • suez environment

OUR SOCIAL IMPACT

When you choose RAW2K, you are also supporting Recycling Lives charitable activities:

  • Our HMP Academies support offenders to improve their life and work skills ahead of release to significantly reduce reoffending risks. In prison-based workshops, men and women undertake recycling or fabrication work, earning an enhanced wage, achieving qualifications and developing transferable skills. This helps them to gain full-time work after release.
  • Our Residential Charity supports ex-offenders, the homeless and the long-term un-employed into full-time work and a stable independent lifestyle through education. Work experience and training from our training department forms a key aspect of preparing Residents for this outcome.
  • Our Food Redistribution Centre reduces food waste by redistributing surplus food from supermarkets and suppliers to charitable organisations across Lancashire and Cumbria.
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SOCIAL VALUE

Recycling Lives has created a total of £9.3m Social Value between 2015 and 2017 through our charitable activities - £4.1m in 2015/16 and £5.2m in 2016/17.

These figures save the taxpayer money by relieving pressure on public resources like the judicial system and the benefits system. By working with RAW2K to dispose of your vehicle, you support continued savings to the public purse.

The Impact of our partnerships

Our work is doing more than just changing lives for individuals, families and communities - between 2015 and 2017 it has created huge savings for society by reducing costs to the taxpayer and creating social value worth millions of pounds.

In the last 24 months

  • 18 individuals supported into independent living
  • + 73 ex-offenders rehabilitated
    and supported into work
  • + 1,228,902 meals delivered across
    Lancashire & Cumbria
  • = £9.3m reported Social Value -
    created through savings to society

why work with us

Martin Chown Supply Chain Director Sellafield Limited We are committed to ensuring our local communities derive maximum economic benefit from the money we spend at Sellafield, by insisting companies that win work with us to invest to support local growth. Recycling Lives has these values at its core and I’m excited by their plans. The contract win also allowed for the creation of a number of jobs in Cumbria as we work to open a new site in the county, creating jobs for yard operatives, drivers and site managers. Read moreRead less
Josh Steiner Social Value & Sustainability Manager Wates Group Recycling Lives has reaped the rewards of strong commercial and social credentials to secure large-scale contracts. The high value and quality nature of the service, alongside its demonstrable social benefits has prompted the organisation’s ongoing success, allowing it to expand its range of services and open in new locations to achieve nationwide coverage Read moreRead less
Jeremy Hartley Managing Director Eric Wright Group The Eric Wright Group has always recognised the importance of supporting the local community and using our business activities to improve people’s lives. Working with Recycling Lives gives us an opportunity to continue to make a real difference and achieve more through working together. Read moreRead less
Steve Giblin Group HSSEQ Director Speedy Critical to the appointment of Recycling Lives was its enlightened approach to social value. In Recycling Lives we have found a supplier that matches our own company values and ethos while delivering the services we need. This approach provided a clear advantage over their competitors and is, we believe, a unique offering within the sector. Read moreRead less

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Change the way you do business - talk to us today about managing your waste, supporting our charitable programmes or joining our team.