"It's given me the tools to get on in life"

With a wealth of qualifications and experience under his belt, it’s easy for Anthony to get work.

“That’s from all that I got at Recycling Lives.” he says.

Anthony moved into the residential charity on release from prison: “I had nothing - just the clothes I was stood up in. I wanted
to get myself settled with somewhere to live and a job. It’s given me much more than that; skills, experience and qualifications.”

On graduating from the charity he took up full-time work as weighbridge operator at one of Recycling Lives’ satellite sites, being
promoted to site supervisor.

After a year Anthony decided to strike out on his own and find work away from Recycling Lives: “I found myself a place at Recycling Lives, but I wanted to stand on my own two feet.”

His skills meant he was quickly taken on by another waste management sector business: “Recycling Lives has given me the tools to get on in life.”