Our Story So Far…

About us

We set out in 2004 on a mission to revolutionise business sustainability, starting with waste and recycling.

Today we help over 25,000 UK businesses with zero-to-landfill waste collection, over 20 other recycling collection services, secure shredding, and green gas and electricity.

And along the way we've implemented lots of innovative tech to help us deliver a hassle-free, low impact, reliable service that’s good for our customers, as well as the planet.


Bruce Bratley (the smiley guy with the fold-up bike) founded First Mile with an environmental PHD and a solid commercial background; he's intent on helping businesses champion the environment.

Our team’s made up of 150 of the best drivers around and 100 enthusiastic environmentalists in Head Office.

Each of us is dedicated to building a greener, happier world.

And to getting Bruce on the dance floor at the Christmas party.

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We’re lucky to support charities whose work makes a significant impact on the lives of many every day.

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As well as running lots of low-emission First Mile collection vehicles, we work with over 300 suppliers throughout the UK to help us deliver planet-loving waste solutions to our customers on our behalf. If you collect waste, click to find out how you could get more business through First Mile.

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First Mile in The Press

We like to keep plugged in to all things environmental and to lend our voice whenever we can. Put the kettle on, and read all about it.

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