Governance & Trustees

Re~Cycle is a charity and a company, at the same time.

The company has a structure based on three tiers

  1. The first tier is the Board of Directors who are also the Trustees. who have overall control of and responsibility for the charity/company. They meet at regular intervals, generally quarterly and with an annual strategy day, with key staff, to discuss the performance to date and to make medium to long-term decisions. They are voted for by the members, at the AGM.
  2. The second tier is the day to day operations. The operational responsibility is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Merlin Matthews. The CEO is assisted by a supporting staff team of twelve.
  3. The third (vital) tier is the volunteers and groups around the country who are involved in the collection, preparation, refurbishment and loading of bicycles etc. and our partner organisations in Africa.

Principle office:

Unit 8 The Grove Estate, Colchester Road, Wormingford, Colchester, Essex, CO6 3AJ

Registered office:

Brighton Eco Centre, 39-41 Surrey Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3PB


CafBank – subsidiary of Charities Aid Foundation, 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling

Charity number: 1063570
Company number: 3337853
Registered On: 21/3/97
Year End: 31st December

Our page on the Charity Commission web site.

The Articles of Association dated 4/03/97, as amended by special resolution dated 18/3/04 can be found here:PDF iconrecycle_20040318_-_1063570_-_articles_of_association.pdf
The Memorandum of Association is here:PDF iconmemorandum_of_assoc_rec.pdf
Annual reports are available on the Charity Commission page and on our Downloads page here