Award-winning recycling solution for National Retailers and Groups.

First Mile collects from over 3000 locations across the UK and Ireland, providing waste and recycling solutions to a large number of national chains, retailers and food & beverage businesses all over the UK.

Why work with First Mile

First Mile makes it easy to manage your recycling and waste services, across hundreds of locations, with different local regulations, and site constraints.  We can;

  • Deliver lasting efficiency projects that drive up recycling and efficiencies; saving you money and improving your impact
  • Deliver recycling solutions for your own products or packaging; e.g. customer returns or take back recycling schemes
  • Simplify compliance; manage all documentation via our customer portal
  • Give your stores location-locked access to the portal to manage site-specific services or reorder
  • Report league tables of locations to track environmental and service performance
  • Deliver high-end levels of service so you can focus on running your business 
  • Give you a dedicated Account Manager with regular meetings and project management
  • Generate high quality recycling and waste data across your estate including Scope emissions and other conversion factors. 

Find out more

Read our customer case studies


GAIL's Bakery

Food & Beverage
GAIL's is a large bakery chain selling handmade bread, pastries and barista coffee. We have worked with them since 2015.

Joe & The Juice

Food & Beverage
Founded in 2002, Joe & The Juice now has over 55 stores in the UK. We work with Joe & The Juice branches nationwide.


Lush sells a range of bathroom products and cosmetics such as soaps, lotions, moisturisers and their famous bath bombs.