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Birmingham Recycling

If you’re browsing the recycling companies Birmingham has to offer, look no further than First Mile.

Waste collection services in Birmingham belong on the map for their exemplary recycling rates, and we’d love to work with your business to make that a reality.

First Mile is leading a recycling revolution, helping thousands of businesses across the country to leave a greener footprint on the planet by recycling their waste to the max.

Waste Management Birmingham

Our super-efficient recycling schedule fits flexibly around the unique needs of your business and is supported by exemplary customer service that’s on hand 24/7.

We take a community approach to the environment, engaging with local BIDs and other organisations to tackle wider environmental issues in the city, as well as developing projects to save businesses money and help them to improve their waste management and recycling rate. With First Mile, business recycling in Birmingham couldn't be easier or greener!

Commercial Waste Management Birmingham

When it comes to commercial recycling Birmingham is working hard to raise its rates, and your company can relax because we’re all about making it simple.

Explore our range of over 20 innovative recycling services, Benefits and our exciting Service Extras to take your Birmingham business recycling rate to the next level.

Business Waste

Reliable collections, 24/7 support and a range of recycling services to make it a breeze for all your rubbish to find a new life.

Business Waste Services
Data and Document Secure Destruction

Collection and secure certified disposal of confidential paper or data, available on a schedule that suits or pay as you go.

Shredding Services
Renewable Energy

Get renewable electricity and carbon neutral gas for your business and measure your carbon footprint saving

First Mile FAQs

What does a waste management company do?

Waste management companies are responsible for collecting and disposing of all your rubbish in a professional, secure, and environmentally-friendly manner. Not only that, at First Mile we also offer bespoke services so that collections happen at a time that best suits you.

Why should I hire a waste management company?

If you run a business, waste will be produced by your day-to-day operations, no matter what industry or environment you work in. This can be everything from hazardous waste and broken electronics, to confidential documents and food waste.

Any waste that arises from business premises must be collected by a licensed waste management company like First Mile, and when you use our services you will receive documentation to prove that you are managing your business waste legally.

Why is waste management important?

In 2018, the UK generated 222.2 million tonnes of waste. Managing these vast quantities of rubbish is important for keeping our streets clean and the environment safe from pollution.

Roughly 45% of the UK's waste gets recycled, with the majority of the rest being sent to landfill or incinerated. In landfill, the decomposing waste produces gasses, such as methane, that damage the ozone layer and contribute to global warming. By managing our waste properly and recycling more, we can lessen the damage we cause to the environment.

Why use First Mile?

As one of the leading waste management companies in London and the UK, First Mile has already helped over 27,000 businesses to reduce their carbon impact with our range of recycling services.

By choosing First Mile, you’ll benefit from a low cost, reliable service, a 24/7 helpdesk, and free monthly reporting. You can also find our accreditations on the homepage and our certificates and insurances here.

What makes First Mile different from other waste management companies in the UK?

At First Mile, we don’t just manage your waste professionally and securely - we are also committed to a zero-to-landfill approach. That means that we will recycle and reuse as much of your waste as possible.

Anything that can’t be recycled or reused will then be taken to a waste-to-energy facility, where it will be incinerated in a process that generates electricity and heat which is used to power homes. Any remains that can't be burnt are salvaged to become building materials, so it's all put to good use rather than going to landfill!

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