A waste recycling company is to bring a new facility and local jobs to West Cumbria, having won a contract with Sellafield Ltd.
‘Recycling Lives’ will recycle metal from the nuclear site, offering jobs and training opportunities at a new depot in Workington.
The company will also set up a food distribution charity with centres throughout Cumbria, which will also need staff and volunteers.
The scrap buying and processing facility close to the port of Workington, has brought an empty site back into use, and will be open to the public and other businesses from September.
The contract is worth £150,000 and is set to last three years, but the company hopes the benefits will continue further than this point.