About our Managed On-Site Solutions

Recycling Lives offers professional on-site management solutions designed to meet the individual needs of your business.

  • Meeting all your Key Performance Indicators
  • Improving operational efficiency
  • Ensuring full compliance to site and waste disposal regulations

Working directly on your sites, our staff take responsibility for daily operations, aiming to reduce your business costs, improve efficiency and increase recycling rates by implementing a bespoke waste management plan. We ensure that full legislative and corporate compliance is met.

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Industry expertise

Our on-site waste management solutions are delivered by trained employees with a wealth of experience in the waste and recycling industry.

We work with you to develop and implement the best on-site waste management strategies for your business, using our expertise to minimise on-site disruption caused by waste disposal; generate rebates from commodity led waste streams through efficient waste management; and ensure full compliance to all waste management regulations.

who we work with

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

Benefits designed to help your business

  • Dedicated account managers; experts in managed on-site solutions
  • Bespoke waste management plans to assess, collect and recycle your waste
  • Site audits from our qualified waste disposal specialists, identifying opportunities to increase recycle rates and reduce costs and CO2 emissions
  • Compliance Services to ensure you meet all waste disposal legislation and regulations

A Managed On-Site Solution that has a Social Value

All our services, from auditing and working on your sites to creating waste management plans, contribute to the creation of significant social value - so making your business’ waste disposal more efficient becomes a charitable process.

As well as supporting our charitable programmes by using our managed on-site services, we are creating skilled jobs in waste management. All our departments, from office-based to operational teams, create training and employment opportunities for people from marginalised backgrounds, giving us a diverse team with a wealth of life and work experience. 

Working with Recycling Lives means your business supports and sustains our life-changing charitable programmes.

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Creating Opportunities

All our commercial activities support and sustain our charitable programmes; reducing reoffending, supporting homeless men and redistributing food. These create opportunities through:

  • HMP Academies - offenders in prison undertake meaningful work, in recycling and waste management processes, to gain transferable life and work skills ahead of release;
  • Residential Support - individuals who would otherwise be homeless are supported to regain their independence and move into work and housing;
  • Food Redistribution - small charities and community groups are supported to reduce their running costs and expand their service offering as we redistribute surplus food from supermarkets and suppliers to them.

The Impact of our partnerships

Our work is doing more than just changing lives for individuals, families and communities - between 2015 and 2018 it has created huge savings for society by reducing costs to the taxpayer and creating social value worth millions of pounds.

In the last three years

  • 24 individuals supported into independent living
  • + 136 ex-offenders rehabilitated
    and supported into work
  • + 2,174,140 meals delivered across
    Lancashire & Cumbria
  • = £17.3m reported Social Value -
    created through savings to society

Managed On-Site Solution Regulations

The laws that apply to waste and its disposal are complex, varied and ever-changing. Fortunately, our managed on-site solutions ensure that you meet all the regulations that apply to you. 

The Duty of Care Regulations apply to all businesses handling waste. They state that as a waste holder you must take all reasonable steps to: 

  • Prevent unauthorised or harmful deposit, treatment or disposal of waste 
  • Ensure that all waste is disposed of with a business or individuals that have the correct and relevant environmental permit issued but the Environmental Agency like Recycling Lives
  • Prevent other parties from breaching permit conditions relevant to the type of waste they process
  • Provide an accurate description of the waste when it is transferred to another business or individual
  • Retain waste documentation about non-hazardous waste for two years

In addition, any waste holder must ensure that waste is transferred to a business or individual like Recycling Lives that is: 

  • Registered as a carrier, broker or dealer of waste 
  • A waste management operator with an environmental permit or registered exemption to accept such waste.

Managed on-site solutions FAQs

Find the answers to all your questions about managed on-site solutions below.

Q: What are Managed on-site solutions?

Waste disposal and recycling companies like Recycling Lives offer a managed on-site solution to help your business operate in the most efficient way possible. Waste consultants will perform a waste audit of your business, analyse the ways that your waste disposal processes can be improved and provide cost-effective solutions tailored to your needs. Then our staff will implement these measures on your site, taking responsibility for the day-to-day operations so that you don’t have to.

Q: What happens if I don’t fulfil my legal duty of care?

Breach of the Duty of Care is an offence, with a penalty of up to £5,000 on summary conviction or an unlimited fine on conviction on indictment.


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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