Recycling Lives scoops top industry award

Preston-based Recycling Lives has won the Recycling Business of the Year award against national competition.

Recycling Lives Recycling Business of the Year

The charity-focused recycling business earned the top accolade along with the Metals Recycling Business of the Year award at Lets Recycles  Awards For Excellence.

The annual awards recognise the work of businesses across the waste industry. Organiser Lets Recycle is respected nationally as the leading website for the waste and recycling industry, working with businesses, local authorities and community groups.

Recycling Lives was recognised for its industry-leading strategy, operating a vertically integrated model allowing it to source, process, recycle and export metals. The top award win, for overall Recycling Business of the Year, was chosen exclusively by judges out of all category entrants.

Operations director Alasdair Jackson said: Were thrilled to win these awards - not only being recognised for our core business, metal recycling, but to be named the overall Recycling Business of the Year. Its great to be recognised within the industry, by our peers, for our operations and vision."

Recycling Lives is known for using its commercial operations to support and sustain its own charity and social enterprise. Its social programmes work to rehabilitate offenders, support the homeless and redistribute food, all incorporating recycling practices, creating significant social value.