Join over 30,000 businesses reducing their carbon impact with our range of recycling, waste, and circular economy services.
We're the only waste & recycling provider in London and one of the first in the UK to become B Corp Certified.
We're proud to be a B Corp. It shows our commitment to sustainability not just through supporting our customers through recycling, but through our own operations.
Serving over 30,000 customers, we collect 65,000 tonnes of waste every year with our ultra-low emission trucks and zero-emission electric cargo bikes and delivery vans.
We offer over 25 different types of recycling & waste management services, from regular services such as general waste, mixed recycling, cardboard, plastics, and food, to the more obscure such as coffee grounds, textiles, plastic kegs and cooking oil.
We work with brands to create nationwide recycling solutions for their products and packaging driving the circular economy, and offer renewable business energy to help businesses further avoid carbon emissions.
What happens to business waste after you've collected it?
First Mile is responsible for collecting and disposing of all your rubbish in a professional, secure, and environmentally-friendly manner in.
Your rubbish and recycling is taken to our award-winning 'sacktory' in North London, where it is first sorted and source separated to ensure as much waste as possible is recycled. Outside of London we also have a facilities in Birmingham, or work with trusted partners Nationwide.
Recycling is then sent on to our specially selected partners who are responsible for recycling specific materials. Any waste that cannot be recycled is sent to generate green energy - nothing is sent to landfill.
How soon can I set up a waste collection waste disposal?
As soon as you're ready! You can set up a service such as a general waste or mixed recycling collection as soon as you need online, or by getting in touch with one of our experts for a tailor-fit quote.
Browse all of our business waste and recycling services, or click here to book a one-off waste collection, rubbish removal or waste disposal.
Why is waste management important?
Each year, the UK generates over 44 million tonnes of waste. Managing these vast quantities of rubbish is important for keeping our streets clean and the environment safe from pollution.
Roughly 45% of the UK's waste gets recycled, with the majority of the rest being sent to landfill or incinerated.
In landfill, the decomposing waste produces gasses, such as methane, that damage the ozone layer and contribute to global warming. By managing our waste properly and recycling more, we can lessen the damage we cause to the environment.
Why use First Mile?
As one of the leading waste management companies in London, Birmingham and the UK, First Mile has already helped over 30,000 businesses to reduce their carbon impact with our range of recycling services - with over 200 new businesses signing up each week.
By choosing First Mile, you’ll benefit from a low cost, reliable service, a 24/7 helpdesk, and free monthly reporting. You can view our accreditations above and our certificates and insurances here.
What makes First Mile different from other waste management services in London?
At First Mile, we don’t just manage your waste professionally and securely - we're also committed to a zero-to-landfill approach. That means that we will recycle and reuse as much of your waste as possible.
Anything that can’t be recycled or reused will then be taken to a waste-to-energy facility, where it will be incinerated in a process that generates electricity and heat which is used to power homes. Any remains that can't be burnt are salvaged to become building materials, so it's all put to good use rather than going to landfill.