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New Sellafield contract set to bring more jobs to Cumbria

The contract is worth £150,000 and is set to last three years Photo: PA

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.

We want to ensure our local communities derive maximum economic benefit from the money we spend at Sellafield. We do this by insisting that companies that win work with us invest to support local growth.

Recycling Lives has these values at its core, and I’m excited by their plans to create jobs and support disadvantaged people in west Cumbria, as a result of winning work at Sellafield."

– Martin Chown, Supply Chain Director, Sellafield Ltd

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.