Business Waste and Recycling Services

Flexible Plastics Recycling

Available as sack collection
Available as sack collection
Flexible and Soft Plastics Recycling Collection

Soft plastics or flexible plastics like carrier bags, film, food pouches, and bubble wrap can be recycled through our dedicated Flexible Plastic Recycling collection service.

Place them in the correct bin or sack, we will collect, sort, and send them for processing; plastics are reverted to the oil they were made from, which can then be refined to make new plastic products again.

So if you’re wondering how to recycle plastic bags or flexible plastics in general and are on the hunt for a cost-effective, sustainable and reliable service provided by one of the leading plastic recycling companies, then look no further than First Mile.

Why do Soft Plastic Recycling?

These types of plastics are not able to go in a Mixed Recycling service. They cannot be sorted from other materials and will not be recycled unless you have a dedicated service.

First Mile is ready to help, whether your company office is looking to get rid of their old plastic pouches and recycle bubble wrap, or you’re a clothing store needing to dispose of your poly bags.

Save your flexible plastic recycling for our sacks and we’ll recycle it into new products.

✔︎ Chuck it in
✘ Please keep it out
  • Plastic carrier bags

  • Plastic grocery bags

  • Plastic shopping bags

  • Cling film

  • Pouches

  • Plastic seals

  • Bubble wrap

  • Poly bags

  • Contaminated packaging

  • Sweet wrappers

  • Crisp packets

  • Pouches lined with film

Nearly 1 trillion plastic bags are used around the world every year, while the oil it takes to make just one of them could power a car for 11 metres.


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

Why is recycling plastic bags important?

Recycling responsibly and reusing your plastics has never been so important. Alongside the growing concern for our planet comes a greater need for companies to ensure they are doing everything possible to help.

It's never been more important to recycle plastic bags and all sorts of flexible plastics and First Mile's business waste services make the process easy.

How many flexible plastic bags could be recycled every year?

Around 1 trillion plastic bags are used around the world every year, while the oil it takes to make just one of them could power a car for 11 metres.

With this in mind, is it time that retail, catering or commercial businesses start to recycle flexible plastic with a conscientious company!

First Mile makes plastic bag recycling easy

We’ve made the process of plastic bag recycling straightforward and easily accessible for all manner of companies. We collect your plastics bags in our commercial bins for recycling, sort the material and recycle flexible plastics as new bags that can be reused.

This limits the drain on raw materials needed to make new flexible plastics and stops recyclable plastic bags from ending up in landfill. First Mile makes plastic recycling easy.

Do you offer business plastic collection?

If you’re an office looking to get rid of bubble wrap or worn-down pouches, or if your catering business is looking to dispose of cling film and grocery bags, dispose of your flexible plastics in the right way with First Mile business plastic collection, with the peace of mind that they will be taken care of.

Start recycling plastic bags through our flexible plastic recycling for businesses collection today!

Have more single-use plastic? First Mile offers a flexible single-use plastic recycling service across the country.

Set up a Flexible Plastics Service

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

50 × Sacks

Order sacks and we'll deliver next working day. Then place them outside for collection at the times you choose below.

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.