Recycling firm wins Sellafield metal contract

A recycling company has won a contract to recycle metal from the Sellafield nuclear decommissioning facility. ‘Recycling Lives’ has opened a new scrap buying and processing depot in Workington, West […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A recycling company has won a contract to recycle metal from the Sellafield nuclear decommissioning facility.

‘Recycling Lives’ has opened a new scrap buying and processing depot in Workington, West Cumbria, where it is offering a range of new jobs and training opportunities to local people.

The facility has brought an empty site back into use and will open to the public and other businesses from September.

William Fletcher from Recycling Lives, said: “We are pleased to have been chosen as the preferred contractor for scrap metal collection and processing from Sellafield Ltd.

“We’re really excited to be able to use this contract to create social value across Cumbria.

“The benefits will be more than just environmental and economic, as we create social impact through job creation and food redistribution.”

The firm will also set up a food redistribution service with centres throughout the region, which will also need staff and volunteers.

This will divert surplus food from manufacturers, suppliers and supermarkets that would otherwise go to landfill and instead send it to charities and community groups in deprived areas

A £3 million competition for bright ideas to clean up old nuclear power stations has been launched.