Coffee Grounds Recycling

Reduce your carbon footprint and recycle coffee grounds into biofuels & essential oils

40L Tote Box Exchange

We deliver boxes for your coffee ground waste, you fill them, then contact us to book an exchange for new empty ones, or set up a regular schedule. Price includes exchange of up to 2 boxes.
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How to Recycling Coffee grounds

If you're a café, bar or restaurant, or if you have a lot of coffee enthusiasts in your company, we provide everything you need to start recycling coffee grounds. Simply order the box exchange service to get started.

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Why set up a coffee grounds recycling collection with First Mile

Easy switch from your current business waste provider

Flexible business waste and recycling collections up to 3 times a day, 7 days a week

Amazing support available 24/7/365 from our specialist commercial waste collection team

Service Extras, like compliance certificates, weighing and data, and posters

Coffee Grounds FAQs

How do you dispose of coffee grounds?

Ever wondered what's the best way to dispose of coffee grounds?

It might still come as a surprise for many, but in fact you can recycle coffee grounds! Exciting, huh?

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 use First Mile?

As one of the leading waste management companies in LondonBirmingham 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 are cartons made of and are they recyclable?

The average carton is made up of at least three layered materials: 75% paperboard (from wood), 21% polyethylene (a type of plastic) and 4% aluminium (on long-life or aseptic packages only). It's this unique combination that makes carton packaging safe and efficient to store food and drinks, but it also means that recycling cartons require a very special process.

After collection, cartons are taken to a specialist facility where they're soaked into water to separate the paperboard fibres. These are then dried and recycled into new paper products. The recovered plastic and aluminium layers are separated and turned into garden furniture, industrial products and building materials.

The process of recycling cartons isn't the easiest, but it is possible. Still, worldwide, less than 20% of cartons packaging is recycled - we can and must do better. First Mile recycles cartons in the UK, reducing the carbon footprint necessary and ensuring that nothing ends up in a landfill.

Disposing of Coffee Grounds in the UK

The UK consumes around 98 million cups of coffee a day, generating hundreds of thousands of tonnes of waste coffee grounds each year. Unfortunately, most of these used grounds end up in landfills, where they release greenhouse gases - including methane, which is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Not to mention there's so much more potential remaining in spent grounds that could be utilised! That's where our coffee grounds waste disposal service comes in.

First Mile Coffee Grounds Recycling collection

Our coffee grounds collection service also saves businesses money, since recycling coffee grounds is cheaper for your company than coffee grounds disposal with general waste.

Use the First Mile coffee recycling service to save money and reduce your carbon footprint by ensuring your company's coffee waste is recycled!

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