Waste Collection Services in Croydon

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Join the thousands of businesses First Mile helps to leave a greener footprint on the planet by recycling their waste to the max.

Our waste collection services in Croydon set the bar for the industry.

We take pride in providing exemplary customer service, with efficient deliveries and commercial recycling collection times that make your life easier.

No matter your business sector, we take care of all your recycling needs. Whether you’re an office, shop or retail, café, bar or restaurant, public venue or facility manager/cleaner, we offer recycling services in Croydon that ensure businesses are saving time, money and the environment.

From Thornton Heath to Coulsdon and Purley to Addington, we offer reliable collections seven days a week and flexible collection slots for your Croydon waste collection, ensuring you’re fully compliant with local time bands.

Explore our range of more than 20 recycling services, Benefits and our menu of Service Extras to take your Croydon business recycling rate to the next level.

Croydon ‘Did you know?’

  • The London Borough of Croydon was formed from the Coulsdon and Purley Urban District and the County Borough of Croydon, in 1965. It derives its name from Crogdene or Croindone, named by the Saxons in the 8th Century when they settle there, although the area had been inhabited since prehistoric times. Its origins are thought to be ‘croeas deanas’, meaning ‘the valley of the crocuses’, as it was a centre for the collection of saffron.
  • New Addington, one of the newest areas in the borough, was ancient farmland until the 1930s when the First National Housing Trust acquired 569 acres of Fisher’s Farm to lay out a garden village.
  • Croydon Palace, thought to have been built around 960, was the summer residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury for over 500 years and included regular visitors such as Henry III, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
  • Sherlock Holmes’ creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, lived in Croydon for 3 years, from 1891 to 1894, before the first Sherlock Holmes book was published.
  • Croydon has over 120 parks and open spaces, ranging from the 200 acres Selsdon Wood Nature Reserve to a wealth of recreation grounds and sports fields sprinkled throughout the borough.


We're here to change the face of waste with a customer-focused service that prioritises the environment.

Easy Switch

A hassle-free switch from your current provider.

Pay-as-you-go ordering, low cost services and free next-day sack delivery.

Flexible Collections

3 times a day, 7 days a week, or more.

Reliable drivers in clean, low-emissions trucks with a Driver App that sorts problems fast.

Amazing Support

Bright and friendly team members at the ready 24 / 7 / 365.

Online portal and handy First Mile App for smooth account running.

Environmental Care

Zero-to-landfill, with all non-recyclable waste sent to generate Green energy.

Carbon-neutral, low emission fleets mapping optimised clean-air routes.

Service Extras

A range to grow your Green footprint, from Top Tips recycling posters to innovative RecycleLab analysis.

Free compliance certificate and monthly report of your recycling achievements.

Ethical Handling

Responsible processing of materials by carefully-sourced facilities.

Award-winning pre-sort First Mile Sacktory® to superboost recycling rates.


Reliable collections, 24/7 support and a range of recycling services to make it a breeze for all your rubbish to find a new life.

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Online accounts, bin sensors, QR codes, handy apps and detailed data reports. Let our smart tech do the hard work so you don’t have to.

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Zero to landfill, an ultra green fleet and a suite of Service Extras to help you leave a greener footprint.

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