Latest Vacancies

Developing an award-winning team — we have opportunities available in operational and office roles for those starting their careers and experienced professionals.

HGV Technician/ Plant Fitter
Full time
Preston (Recycling Park)
Closing date:
Job reference: RL-9477

We are looking for a HGV Technician/Plant fitter to work at our busy Preston Recycling Park

Site Manager - Erith
Full time
Closing date:
Job reference: RL-0881

We are looking for a Site Manager to run our busy recycling site in Erith

Metal Buyer - Nottingham
Full time
Closing date:
Job reference: RL-0167

We are looking for a metal buyer for our busy Nottingham site

Class 1 Car Transporter - Erith
Full time
Closing date:
Job reference: RL-9468

We are looking for a Class 1 Car Transporter Driver for an exciting opportunity within our award winning business

Class 1 Driver - Preston
Full time
Preston (Recycling Park)
Closing date:
Job reference: RL-0225

We are looking for a Class 1 Driver for an exciting opportunity within our award winning business

Site Manager Nottingham
Full time
Closing date:
Job reference: RL-0163

We are looking for an experienced Site Manager who can demonstrate a natural enthusiasm for running and developing our recycling processes

Crane operator
Full time
Preston (Recycling Park)
Closing date:
Job reference: RL-0689

Due to an impressive growth over the last 12 months, we are looking for an experienced Plant Operative who can operate a 360 excavator (with Grab Attachment) to work on our 15-acre Recycling Park in Preston.

Why work for Recycling Lives

Recycling Lives is a socially responsible waste management business, employing more than 300 people across the UK. We provide a wide range of skilled and entry-level jobs in Administration, Customer Service, IT, Marketing, Welding and Fabrication, Plant Maintenance and Mechanics, Human Resources, Accounts and Recycling Operations.

  • Support to achieve your career goals
    Offering training delivered by our in-house team, progression opportunities, and the chance to gain new qualifications, all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential.
  • An inclusive environment
    We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Our aim is to create a workforce that is representative of the communities from which it is drawn.
  • The chance to help others
    All the jobs that we provide support and sustain our Residential Charity and HMP Academies, which work collaboratively to create employment by providing work and training opportunities to residents and offenders. Our goal is to help marginalised individuals reintegrate into society with a full-time job so that they can live independent, crime-free lives.
  • Employee Rewards
    We offer a range of employee rewards, including a health care cash plan and Fairquid credit union savings and loan scheme (after a qualifying period), a subsidised café, staff family events, discounted tickets to tourist attractions and much more.
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An Award Winning Business

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Recycling Lives is an award-winning employer committed to bringing the best out of our employees.

In 2017, the team behind Recycling Lives’ Food Redistribution Centre was named National Team of the Year for their work providing charitable organisations with food as well as its diversity and the equality of opportunity it offers.

The team provides work placements and volunteer opportunities to people from all walks of life, including homeless people and ex-offenders undergoing Recycling Lives’ Residential Charity programme. Dozens of former volunteers moved into full-time positions with Recycling Lives or its partners following volunteering with the team.

The work we do to create a positive social value on local communities is at the core of Recycling Lives’ ethos as a socially responsible corporate business, and it’s reflected in the work done by all our teams across the business.

Our staff show commitment to this ethos and demonstrate initiative and innovation in finding ways to improve and increase the services we provide. To reflect this work, our business has grown to a national scale within the past couple of years, increasing the reach of our charitable activities and winning three Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in 2010, 2014 and 2018.

who we work with

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  • Superdrug
  • makita ®
  • claire's
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  • Russell Hobbs
  • CocaCola
  • tyco Security Products

Why work
for us

Help others to succeed through your success - support social and environmental enterprise by working for Recycling Lives.


Interested in a career at Recycling Lives? We offer work placements for people of all skill levels and backgrounds.

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