Plastic Keg Recycling

Our Plastic Keg Recycling service is an environmentally friendly way to dispose of your alcohol kegs.

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Pay-As-You-Go Sticker Collections

Order 50 stickers, we'll deliver the next working day. Attach one sticker to an empty plastic keg. Once you've got at least 5 ready, contact us for your free collection.

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Plastic beverage kegs

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Are Plastic Kegs recyclable?

Plastic kegs extend the shelf life of beer, wine, cider and soft beverages, and are used across the drinks industry worldwide. With sustainability and the environment at their core, Plastic Kegs are almost completely recyclable when empty and meet the environmental criteria of the European Union.

If you’re wondering whether you can recycle plastic kegs with First Mile, the answer’s yes. Our Plastic Keg recycling service is an environmentally friendly way to dispose of your small format beer and alcohol kegs. And it couldn’t be easier.

Plastic Keg Recycling for businesses

Simply place a sticker on it and give us a call. We'll collect your plastic kegs from inside your business and take them to our award-winning facility. There, our plastic keg recycling team crush and bale them for our partners to remanufacture into brand new ones.

Why set up a Plastic Keg 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

Why are businesses switching to Plastic Kegs

The number of traditional metal beer kegs in the UK has been in steady decline over the last decade with plastic kegs now taking a growing share of the market. Plastic kegs have become the most commonly used kegs in the drinks and beverages industry.

Plastic Kegs FAQs

Can Plastic Kegs be recycled easily?

First Mile welcomes that development, as Plastic Kegs are almost 100% recyclable when empty and have the potential to be recycled with a zero-to-landfill outcome. Bars, pubs, restaurants and the hospitality sector still, however, face the need for a scalable recycler to manage, collect and recycle these plastic beverage kegs.

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.


I've signed up, how can I access the Customer Portal?

You've signed up, it's now time to enter the Customer Portal.

You can use the Customer Portal to order and pay for sacks, access your Waste Transfer Note, view your collection schedule, view and pay invoices and report missed collections.

To access the Customer Portal:

1. Go to the Customer Portal
2. Type in your email address
3. Click 'Email me a link to login'
4. Open your email and click on the link
5. You can then create new login details by clicking 'Forgot password'.

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. 

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.

Easily recycle your Plastic Kegs

That is where First Mile – along with partner companies – can help you minimise landfill and can help your business recycle beer, cider, wine or other plastic beverage kegs.

Contact us today to learn how you can recycle plastic kegs!

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