Our Compliance Services

About our compliance services

Recycling Lives operates producer compliance schemes offering clients total compliance to meet producer responsibility obligations.

  • Assuming legal responsibility for complying with regulations for producers and distributors
  • Sourcing and financing collections nationwide to generate evidence
  • Opportunities to process and recycle waste streams within prisons to support offender rehabilitation
  • Unique partnership between Compliance scheme and an Approved Authorised Treatment Facility
  • Transparent approach to funding and securing collection and treatment partners
  • Dedicated account managers; experts in WEEE regulations for business

With extensive knowledge, a unique insight into the compliance sector and a deep understanding of the producer responsibility and environmental compliance regulations, our compliance consultants are well placed to advise you on your business’ responsibilities and requirements. We will assume legal responsibility for your organisation to comply with WEEE legislation both in the UK and across Europe.

Compliance Services
Do I need to be concerned with compliance?

Compliance regulations have been brought into effect for a variety of waste types, in a bid to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and to encourage reducing or reusing, as much as recycling, waste. Recycling Lives Compliance Services offer all types of compliance solutions to any UK businesses obligated to meet these regulations.

We will guide you on whether your business needs to meet producer responsibility obligations or to implement a distributor take back scheme, or both.

Our team of experts will advise you on the particular regulations pertinent to your business, offer advice on handling waste streams and sourcing evidence, and also look at solutions to managing waste streams within Recycling Lives HMP Academies.

who we work with

  • tomee tippee ®
  • Superdrug
  • makita ®
  • claire's
  • BRITVIC pic ®
  • Russell Hobbs
  • CocaCola
  • tyco Security Products

Compliance solutions that have a social impact

Each of our producer compliance schemes contribute to the creation of significant social value through Recycling Lives charitable programmes - so your waste compliance becomes a social, as well as commercial and legal, activity.

We can create opportunities for your WEEE to be processed within one of Recycling Lives’ HMP Academies, creating and sustaining meaningful work for offenders in prisons. Men and women process end-of-life products, contributing to their own personal development, and your adherence to WEEE legislation; allowing you to report social, as well as environmental and legislative, impact from waste streams.

We manage WEEE recycling facilities across the UK, both at our own Recycling Park and in eight of our 11 HMP Academies. Here, waste equipment and items are processed, ahead of recycling through Recycling Lives’ industry-leading fragmentiser, which shreds and separates composite materials ready for reuse. In this way, Recycling Lives Compliance Services are unique in having an established partnership with Recycling Lives’ Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF), its 15-acre Recycling Park.

Recycling Lives’ HMP Academies programme is an offender rehabilitation scheme, creating opportunities for men and women in prison. Programme participants undertake recycling work while improving their skills, earning an enhanced wage, achieving qualifications and having support to secure employment and accommodation ahead of release.

Compliance Services
Creating Opportunities

Rehabilitation and reoffending are commonly identified as key issues facing our overcrowded prison systems. By equipping prisoners with skills, self-confidence, work experience and qualifications, we can help people to escape a recurrent cycle of repeat offending and become active members of society.

The Prison Reform Trust states ‘Prisoners who attend vocational training in prison are more likely to secure employment shortly after release – a view endorsed by Ofsted’.

In addition, a similar scheme to the Recycling Lives programme operated by the National Grid found reoffending rates for participants were just 6%, compared to the 45% average.


  • Environment Agency
  • ICER
  • SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru Natural Resources Wales ®
  • NIEA Northern Ireland Environment Agnecy
  • BMRA

why work with us

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
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
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

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About Our Compliance Services

Influencing and implementing compliance services since the first compliance directive.

Our Locations
across the UK

We work with a nationwide network of Approved Authorised Treatment Facilities (AATFs), allowing us to efficiently source and finance collections for the proper removal and recycling of waste to meet environmental compliance.

We also work with local authorities across the UK to manage waste compliance and ensure all environmental compliance is met.
Recycling Lives Compliance Services is unique within the industry by being partnered with an AATF - Recycling Lives Recycling Park.

Our Locations across the UK

Key dates

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News, Blogs & Case Studies


bsi. ISO 9001 Quality Management
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise international Trade 2017
bsi. ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management
BMRA www.recyclemetals.org
Environment Agency
Eropean union European Social Fund
HM Prison & Probation Service
Achieve northweset connect