Waste Collection Services in Southwark

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For super-reliable waste collection services in Southwark that will help your business leave a greener footprint on the planet, look no further than First Mile.

We’re full of enthusiasm to provide business recycling in London that helps thousands of businesses love the planet by finding new life for the waste they create. First Mile is the easiest and greener option for your commercial waste services!

That’s why we team up with no less than 3 Business Improvement Districts in the borough to offer discounted recycling schemes that save your company money and make a positive impact on C02 emissions: We are Waterloo, Blue Bermondsey, Better Bankside.

From Elephant and Castle to Rotherhithe and Bermondsey to Peckham, we cover the whole borough with flexible and reliable collection times plus a range of ad-hoc services to make your commercial recycling in Southwark easy and straight-forward.

We handle everything from paper recycling to battery disposal, even helping you to recycle shopping bags (everyone’s favourite). Whether you need a hand with one-off furniture disposal, ongoing confidential paper shredding or coffee ground recycling, we’re here to help.

Need to get rid of bulky, rubbish items? We also have a complete Clearances service that's safe, flexible, professional and zero-to-landfill guaranteed.

Investigate our nearly 30 recycling services, unbeatable Benefits and our toolkit of Service Extras, all created to take your Southwark business recycling rate to the next level.

First Mile has a team of Recycling Advisors in your borough! To discover how our recycling solutions could make your business greener, feel free to request a meeting and we’ll be happy to come and visit you very soon!

Southwark ‘Did you know?’

  • The borough of Southwark forms part of inner London and is connected by bridges across the River Thames to the City of London.
  • There is evidence that Southwark was the residence of Romans and Anglo Saxons, who were original settlers, but the name Southwark dates from the 9th century.
  • The borough is home to The Shard, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Borough Market, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Imperial War Museum and Burgess Park, Southwark’s largest green space.
  • Southwark’s coat of arms is an amalgam of elements of the three constituent Metropolitan Boroughs arms (Southwark, Camberwell and Bermondsey). On the left is an Elizabethan player dressed to play Hamlet, indicating the theatrical heritage of the area, while the youth on the right is the Esquire from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
  • Southwark considers itself to be one of the greenest boroughs in London, with its 245 hectares of public parkland, ranging from the large areas around Dulwich and Southwark Park in Rotherhithe to sports grounds and squares.


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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