Michael goes that extra mile to chase his dream of becoming a Class II driver

Michael O’Rourke, one of Recyclng Lives’ van drivers, is undertaking training to get his Class II licence.

Michael began his career with Recycling Lives in 2006, delivering parts from the Kent Street site to customers. In 2011, he moved across to the transport department, where he took on the role of collecting CRTs, FPDs and other small items of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from Household Waste Centres and local businesses.

In February, Michael completed his ADR licence, a qualification that allows the driver to transport hazardous materials by road. This enabled Michael to take on further responsibilities for Recycling Lives, primarily working with the company’s corporate partner and client, UPS, to collect the waste material from their sites. As Recycling Lives contract with UPS has now been rolled out across the rest of the country, larger transport vehicles will be necessary, which is why Michael is now undertaking training to be able to drive them.

Michael began his theory training on 26th May and passed his theory and hazard perception test on 6th June. His practical driving training will begin on 25th June, with the practical test following after that.

Michael’s hard work and commitment to Recycling Lives since 2006 have led to him becoming a well-liked and much trusted member of the company. This latest training will allow Michael to diversify his role within the transport department and goes to show how Recycling Lives ethos of training and support can lead our colleagues on to bigger and better things.

We’ll be keeping you up-to-date with Michael’s progress with his practical driving training, and we wish him all the best of luck!