Business Waste and Recycling

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Business Waste - Frequently Asked Questions

What about Business Recycling?

Business Recycling works in the same way as Business Waste; order sacks or bins, we deliver the next day and collect on a schedule to suit.

First Mile offers business waste recycling as well as business recycling collection across London and the UK.

By law, companies need to demonstrate they are recycling waste where it is economical and practical.

First Mile helps businesses do that, by providing over 30 low-cost business waste and business recycling services that will save money and the planet.

Do I need a business waste management company?

Yes. Business Waste (all waste arising from business premises and sometimes called Commercial Waste or Trade Waste) must be collected by a licensed business waste carrier or business waste management company.

As a leading waste management business, First Mile takes the waste management service seriously and have business waste collection services ranging from rubbish removal to waste collection.

These companies can organise a business waste collection service for your premises, and provide you with legal documentation to prove you are managing your business waste legally, called a Business Waste Transfer Note.

At First Mile, your Waste Transfer Note is automatically generated in our Customer App for you to use as your proof of responsible commercial waste management at any time.

Can you provide business waste disposal for multiple premises?

Absolutely. We provide business waste disposal and recycling collections for businesses across the UK.

We have over 25,000 customers who easily manage business waste and recycling through First Mile, all via our customer app or portal, and with nothing go to landfill.

We also offer a RecycleBox service, which you can send to us packed with goodies to be recycled from any part of the country.

Get in touch to see how we can serve your business.

What kinds of waste management services do you offer?

First Mile is a professional waste management business which provides reliable and effective waste management services for large businesses as well as providing small business waste collection across the UK.

From regular collections of commercial waste and recycling, to other commercial waste services such as one-off clearances, we are here to help you.

Do you offer commercial waste and recycling services near me?

First Mile provides nationwide recycling and business waste collections. We collect business waste and recycling from over 25,000 customers throughout the UK.

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

Why should I choose First Mile's business waste service?

First Mile makes your trade waste disposal easier.

We are an award-winning UK waste management company that can easily help you recycle your waste, with over thirty recycling and commercial waste services available to your business at the click of a button.

Benefit from low cost, reliable service, next day delivery, 24/7 helpdesk, high recycling, zero to landfill, and free monthly reporting on all of your achievements.

We provide full transparency on where we sent your business waste and recycling, and we only work with destination partners whose environmental credentials pass our rigorous standards.

You can find our accreditations on the homepage and our certificates and insurances here

What sectors do you provide commercial waste collection to?

We can provide commercial waste collection with waste disposal services to a variety of sectors.

No matter the industry, we can cater for all types of premises; small and large offices, serviced offices, retailers, food and beverage, cafes, restaurants, venues, hotels, salons, medical practises and many more.

First Mile are a leading waste management company with over 25,000 customers. We provide a zero to landfill recycling and commercial waste disposal services to some of the leading UK brands and businesses.

Do you provide reporting on my commercial waste collections?

Yes. We provide detailed environmental reporting on your commercial waste collections and every commercial waste, recycling, or energy service you order appears in your portal along with a calculation on the environmental impact.

What's more, each year, we send you your annualised data in the form of an embeddable widget for your website.

Our widget enables you to proudly display your zero-to-landfill status, and other environmental achievements made through your commercial waste service or renewable energy services from First Mile.


Customer-focused waste disposal

Our help desk is on hand to answer any questions you have and provide advice about your waste disposal needs. Just call 0333 300 3448. This number is staffed 9-5 Monday to Friday, and outside of these times you'll be connected to our out-of-hours team who will be happy to help with any urgent issues.


Online customer portal

As a First Mile customer, you'll have access to our customer portal. Here you can login to place or track your orders, check invoices, or report a problem.

If you're not an existing customer, you can click here to register now.

Our green waste guarantee

By choosing First Mile for your business waste management needs, you'll be reducing your carbon impact and making your business more green.

As part of our guarantee that your waste is being disposed of safely and in an environmentally-friendly manner, we'll provide a waste transfer note. For more information, you can see all our compliance documents here.

Zero-to-landfill business waste recycling

Our aim at First Mile is to prevent any waste from entering landfill. This means salvaging any waste that can be reused, such as certain electronics, and recycling other materials including glass, paper, and metal.

Unfortunately not all waste can be reused or recycled, in which case we take it to an energy-to-waste facility. Here it gets incinerated and the electricity this process generates is put to good use powering homes.

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