Business Waste and Recycling Services

Coffee Cup Recycling

Available as sack collection
Available as 660L, 1100L bin collection
Available as sack collection
Available as 660L, 1100L bin collection

Coffee cup recycling is still a mystery for some. Take away cups look like paper, but a thin plastic liner inside holds their liquid contents. That makes recycling coffee cups slightly more difficult - but not impossible!

Yes, that's right: different from popular belief, coffee cups can be recycled!

We collect and recycle coffee cups by separating paper and plastic and giving each material a new life - they're turned into shopping bags, notebooks and cardboard, for example.

Our coffee cup recycling sacks can fit up to 250 cups stacked inside each other - order your sacks today and start recycling coffee cups in your workplace!

Got a smaller quantity to recycle? Check out our RecycleBox scheme for one-off orders!

✔︎ Chuck it in
✘ Please keep it out
  • Coffee cups

  • Lids

  • Napkins

  • Stirrers

  • Compostable cutlery

In the UK, we use over 7 million disposable coffee cups every day, less than 1% of which are recycled.


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

London and Birmingham business can order coffee cup recycling sacks on our customer portal or over the phone. Each sack can fit approximately 250 cups (depending on size) if stacked inside each other and between 100 and 150 if not stacked - which is usually what would happen when customers chuck coffee cups in the bin in a shop.

Our collection trucks pick up these coffee cups for recycling, along with our other waste and recycling streams, and drive them back to our award-winning Sacktory facility. There, all coffee cups are sorted from the rest of the materials, shredded and baled, before being sent off to a processor.

Done! In a few weeks, these recycled coffee cups are back as other paper products.

Recycling coffee cups doesn't have to be a problem. Contact us today and join the revolution!

Set up a Coffee Cup Collection

If you're a current First Mile customer, please order through the Customer Portal.

50 × Sacks

Order sacks for free next working day delivery. Then place them outside at the times you choose below for your collection.

Please select at least one day for collection
Please select a date to start collections
Please select a date in the future
Please enter a valid UK postcode

Easy. Smart. Green.

You're one step away from a cheaper, greener recycling service.