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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!

Commercial waste collections in London

First Mile supplies business waste collections, commercial recycling collections, and rubbish removal services to thousands of businesses within London every day.

Our commercial waste collection services operate 24/7/365 across London and you can order regular bin collections, sack collections, one-off rubbish removal, or waste clearances by clicking our business waste services page.

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Over twenty commercial recycling services for businesses

When it comes to recycling for businesses, we provide a range of over twenty commercial recycling services to address all your waste collection needs, together with a suite of planet-loving Service Extras.

First Mile is proud to offer professional commercial recycling collection throughout the London boroughs.

From Blackfriars to Liverpool Street and Barbican to Bank, we offer regular collections seven days a week and flexible collection slots for your London commerical waste collection, ensuring you’re fully compliant with any local time bands.

Do you have to sign a contract?

No, you don't need to sign a contract. As part of the service, we'll provide a waste transfer note but If our waste collection services don't meet your requirements, you are free to cancel anytime.

We help you to recycle old computers, tea-bags, confidential paper and data, supported by exemplary customer service and recycling collection times that make your life easier. We also have a fully-compliant office clearance service that's flexible, friendly and professional, without any contracts.

Commercial waste collection in London

First Mile offers collection of commercial waste in London as well as across the UK.

Explore our site to book a business recycling collection, discover more about our commercial waste collection services, Benefits and the environmental hot topics that make us tick to learn how we can take your London business recycling rate to the next level.

Wherever you are, our rubbish removal services in North London and across the capital will be efficient, affordable, and professional.

London ‘Did you know?’

  • In AD43 the Roman legions established a settlement on the current site of the City of London known as ‘Londinium’.
  • Despite its history, relatively few notable structures have survived in the City of London due to fire bombing and post WW2 redevelopment. Those that have include the Monument (to the Great Fire), Sir Christopher Wren’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Guildhall, the Royal Exchange, Dr. Johnson’s House and Mansion house, as well as many churches.
  • The death toll of the devastating Great Fire on 1666 that reduced large parts of the city to ruins was only six people, although many more died from indirect causes.

While the City has no sizeable park, it does have a network of gardens and small open spaces. These range from the formal, such as the one to be found in Finsbury Circus containing a bowling green and bandstand, to the informal churchyard areas, water features and artworks in courtyards and pedestrianised lanes within its boundaries.


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