Food Waste Collection

Save up to a third on your waste costs with a dedicated food recycling service, available 7 days a week

Discover what Food Recycling service is right for your business

Sack Collections

No contract. Simply order sacks, select your collection days and times. We'll deliver, then collect your sacks once full from outside your premises.

Wheelie Bin Collections

Choose the number of bins and your preferred collection days & time. We'll deliver bins on the requested start date, then collect according to your schedule.
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What can go in Food Recycling?

Food waste: cooked and un-cooked
Kitchen waste (eg. fruit and peelings)
Tea bags and coffee grounds (although you can recycle coffee grounds separately as well!)
Bones and shells
Plant waste

Please keep out

Glass / broken glass
Plastic or paper packaging
Compostable packaging
Biodegradable packaging
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Food Recycling Collection near me

Our food recycling service sends food waste to make renewable energy and costs less than general waste.

Food waste recycling also prevents contamination into your recycling bins such as papercompostables, and flexible plastics - and collections of food recycling are offered daily.

When food waste goes to landfill, it decomposes under uncontrolled conditions and releases methane, which is 23x more dangerous to the planet than carbon dioxide.

So by recycling food waste, you spend less and make your business greener - what's not to like?

Feed a hungry Anaerobic Digestor with your food recycling through First Mile food recycling collections today.

The problem with Food Waste

Food waste is also really bad for the environment. Every year, an area larger than China is used to produce food that's never consumed. This means major deforestation, endangered animals and degradation of soil.

The production of this amount of food that goes to waste also accounts for 25% of all global fresh water consumption - all for nothing.

It gets worse: when all this food waste reaches the landfill, it decomposes under unsuitable conditions, generating methane gas that is 23 times more deadly than carbon dioxide. This is why kitchen waste recycling is so important.

Why set up a Food Waste 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

Food Recycling FAQs

Do you offer commercial Food Waste Collection near me?

First Mile offers commercial Food Waste Collection services for any enterprise to enable easy food waste recycling for any business looking to improve its food waste management.

By separating your food waste from the rest using food waste management, you prevent contamination on your mixed recycling bins, increase your company's recycling rates, help the planet and save money - food recycling bins or sacks are cheaper than general waste. It's a no-brainer!

Why is commercial food waste collection important?

Food waste is a major problem that commercial food waste collection is trying to fix. It's estimated that between 30-50% of all food produced on the planet is never eaten.

Meanwhile, over 800 million people are starving or malnourished - just in the UK, over 1.2 million people rely on food banks.

What does your food waste recycling service deal with?

Preventing food waste is the first step towards a more sustainable and fair world. Efficient and sustainable food waste disposal is the key to this vital process.

For any waste that can't be avoided (such as tea bags, fruit & veggie peels and bones, for example), our professional food waste recycling service comes to the rescue!

Do you offer food recycling in London?

Yes. First Mile is a fully licensed Food recycling collection company in London.

We operate food recycling collection services in every postcode across London and the UK.

What does First Mile do?

At First Mile, we provide national recycling and waste collections to over 25,000 customers throughout the UK.

We also offer a recycle-box service whereby you can post back to us all nature of recyclables from any part of the country.

How can I get a quote?

Get your quote here. Enter your postcode, business and contact details and services you’d like – and we’ll come back to you with a quote as soon as possible.


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