Shops and Retail

Big name chains and cozy independents are our clients.

We transform all waste into new products or Green energy.

Your shop is where you welcome your world; we can help to keep it ship-shape and clutter-free around the clock.

Easy switch from your current provider
Flexible collections up to 3 times a day, 7 days a week
Amazing support available 24/7/365
Zero-to-landfill, with all non-recyclable waste sent to generate Green energy.
Service Extras, like compliance certificates and tip posters
Responsible processing of materials in our award-winning facility

Could we be saving you time, money and effort?

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Service Extras

Pick any combo of our service extras when you sign up, to help boost your business recycling rate and Green credentials.

Call us today on 0800 612 9894 to chat through.


Get the lowdown on recycling best practice
Recycling Posters

Guidance on every recycling service to remind folk what goes where. Plus labelling available to brand existing bins.

Monthly Reports

Key stats on your recycling achievements straight to your mailbox. Count up those saved trees and feel good.

Waste Audit

Understand the waste you produce. Use data to improve. Learn more here.

Online Learning

Educate and engage your team on waste with a fun app. Raise awareness and superboost your recycling rates.


Improve your footprint by understanding it
Bin Audit

A workplace visit to ensure your internal set-up’s on course for peak recycling. Removal of under-desk bins, or better allocation of recycling to waste bins.

Account Support

An account manager dedicated to helping you achieve your recycling targets. A smooth-running service makes for an easy life.

Waste Reduction Tools

Plot your benchmark waste output in our online portal. Track your progress with satisfaction.

Smart Tools and Data

Bin weights, sensors, and handy QR codes. Get more precise data to help you go greener.

Waste Strategy

Develop long-term goals for your business. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.


Bring the whole team on board
Annual Certificate

A celebration of your great recycling habits. Pin to the wall or display in your virtual shop window. More Info

Recycling Bins

A full range you can buy, or rent from as little as £1 a month. Your secret weapon to inspiring better recycling.

Recycle Mobile App

Learning made fun. Hone great workplace habits by helping Recyclie Rat to sort his rubbish. Find out More


Roll up your sleeves and get involved
Recycling Workshop

A hands-on masterclass brought to the door of your business. Make star recyclers of your staff by helping them learn how.

Facility Tours

A behind-the-scenes look at our award-winning Sacktory®. Get the inside scoop on the fate of your rubbish.


Invitations and nominations for your business at environmental talks and awards. Take part in the conversation to protect the planet.

"First Mile is top of the tree for an independent retailer like me. They find fantastic eco solutions for my business waste, and nothing's ever too much trouble. What a joy!"

— Eleanor Tattersfield, Owner of Marby & Elm stationers, Exmouth Market

"Sustainability is really important to us as a company, and First Mile make it so easy to be green: we put the bags out every evening and they magically disappear by morning!"

— Emma MacLeod, Designer, Household Design, EC2

"First Mile have been wonderful from the very beginning. The whole team is brilliant and highly responsive. The flexibility is the best part: it feels great to be able to recycle so easily without huge costs or commitments to large quantity pick-ups."

— Fiona Webborn, Brand Director, The Cotton Story, SW3

"First Mile are an integral part of our business; we view them as partners rather than service providers. They're always a joy to deal with and constantly pushing the boundaries on recycling capabilities, for which we're very grateful."

— Laura Boyes, Founder, Hetu, SW11

People We Work With

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