We believe in a world where you can recycle everything, and we're on a journey to make that a reality.
In 2004, Bruce Bratley discovered that businesses like yours were not being well served by the waste industry. So he founded First Mile to do something about it. We've been recycling ever since, and today 20,000 businesses recycle easily with us.
First Mile was built to make it easy for businesses to recycle. Easy means giving businesses recycling collections when they want them. Easy means providing amazing customer service 24/7. Easy means using only the best facilities and processes to recycle waste and making sure everyone knows exactly what happens to their waste. Easy is working out how to recycle specialist materials.
And we don't just make recycling easy, we also recycle right. On average we recycle 66% of all the material we collect. That compares to an average recycling rate of just 33% in London. And for most, our 3 core recycling services - mixed recycling, food recycling and zero-to-landfill waste - will get you recycling more than 90% of the waste you produce. All of your recycling goes to state-of-the-art sorting and processing facilities, our main partner being Bywaters in East London. Absolutely nothing at all goes to landfill. Whatever we can't recycle is used to produce green energy. And we're carbon neutral. We're as green as you get.
Recycling for busy retailers
Office recycling in practice
What we do already works for 14,000 businesses in the UK. And 10 new businesses start saving the planet with us every day.
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