Recycling Lives’ waste department welcomes a new gaffer

More officially known as the company’s new Waste Foreman, Carl Bolton joined Recycling Lives at the beginning of this week and has spent the last few days getting settled into his new role and getting a feel for the way things operate at the company!

Carl is 32 years old and hails from nearby Chorley, where he lives with his wife, daughter and four sons. He has extensive experience in the waste management industry, having spent nine years at another local skip hire company. Over the last four years, however, Carl has been in and out of work in the construction trade – a sector that’s struggled to stay on a level during the recession.

When he spotted full-time, permanent positions available at Recycling Lives, Carl decided to apply in a bid to secure a more stable job in an industry he understands well. He originally applied to join Recycling Lives as a waste operative after seeing the advertisement for the role at the Job Centre Plus. However, when he got in touch, Waste Manager Ian Drury noticed his competencies and previous experience, and invited him to apply for the position of Waste Foreman instead.

Commenting on his new role, Carl said:

“It feels great to be back in full time employment with a stable company. I’ve only been here for a few days but there are some great lads at the company, and I’m working on a really busy site.”

Ian Drury Recycling Lives Waste Manager commented,

“Carl has taken on a challenging role keeping the transfer station staff in line. He already seems to be settling in well and I am sure his confidence will grow with time. I will be close at hand to give advice when required, and I am confident he will become a valued member of the team and play an important role in keeping our recycling rate consistently high.”

So, while Carl gets into the swing of things on the bustling site, we’d just like to welcome him to Recycling Lives and wish him all the best in his new role!