Our Story So Far…


The waste industry can be a dirty business, but to us it's a source of inspiration.

We set out in 2004 on a mission to revolutionise waste and recycling for businesses. Along the way we've pioneered some awesome tech, to help us deliver a hassle-free, reliable service that is good for our customers and the planet.

And because we believe in a world where everything can be recycled, we go out of our way to find creative solutions; only items that can’t currently be salvaged go to waste, where they generate Green energy.


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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Life’s too short not to do something you love

It’s a real buzz to wake up in the morning feeling hopeful for the day ahead. We face plenty of challenges, and the pace is fast. But we’re always facing forward, sharing a common goal to amaze our customers and protect the planet.

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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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