Recycling Lives Falkirk praised by politicians

Politicians have praised one of Recycling Lives newest sites.

Recycling Lives Falkirk was visited by MP John McNally and council leader Cecil Meiklejohn in early April, to learn about its fast-growing operations.

The Scotish site was opened in summer 2018 following a £250,000 investment, creating 17 new jobs for the area. The specialist depollution facility now recycles around 50 scrap cars every day - part of our nationwide operations that make us the largest scrap car recycler in the country.

Site manager Paul McGlynn showed the pair around the site on Castle Drive, showing how his team book in, depollute and bale end-of-life vehicles. These are then sent to our Recycling Park in Lancashire to be fully recycled down to composite metals and plastics and exported to global markets.

Mr McNally, who worked on a scrap yard as a young man, said he was impressed by the site’s operations and seeing how the recycling sector has advanced.

Both he and Cllr Meiklejohn said they felt inspired by our unique model using our recycling operations to support life-changing social programmes.

Mr McNally said: “I look forward to seeing the business go from strength to strength in the coming years. It has provided a great number of jobs to the local community including after the closure of a significant local business, helping those who had lost their jobs get back into work.”

Cllr Meiklejohn added: “Recycling Lives is a fantastic socially responsible business model. I am pleased they have chosen to locate in Falkirk and look forward to developing a good working relationship with them in the future.”

Site manager Paul said of the visit: “It’s always great people to show people exactly what we do at Recycling Lives - not only our recycling operations but also how these support us to change lives thorough our social programmes. We want people local to our sites to feel proud to have a Recycling Lives in their town, knowing it is creating jobs locally and changing lives nationally.”