Business Waste and Recycling Services

Food Recycling

Available as sack collection
Available as 140L, 240L bin collection
Available as sack collection
Available as 140L, 240L bin collection

Food Recycling Collections

If you like a cuppa while you work but you don’t eat teabags, you’re going to need a food recycling bin.

Our food recycling service sends food waste to make renewable energy and costs less than general waste.

Food waste recycling also prevents contamination into your recycling bins such as paper, compostables, cans and plastic - and collections of food recycling are offered daily.

When food waste goes to landfill, it decomposes under uncontrolled conditions and releases methane, which is 23x more dangerous to the planet than carbon dioxide.

So by recycling food waste, you spend less and make your business greener - what's not to like?

Feed a hungry Anaerobic Digestor with your food recycling through First Mile food recycling collections today.

✔︎ Chuck it in
✘ Please keep it out
  • Food waste: cooked and un-cooked

  • Kitchen waste (eg. fruit & veg peelings)

  • Tea bags and coffee grounds (although you can recycle coffee grounds separately as well!)

  • Bones and shells

  • Plant waste

  • Glass / broken glass

  • Napkins

  • Plastic or paper packaging

  • Compostable packaging

  • Biodegradable packaging

Around 24 million slices of bread are thrown away every day in the UK.


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 commercial food waste collection important?

Food waste is a major problem that commercial food waste collection is trying to fix. It's estimated that between 30-50% of all food produced on the planet is never eaten.

Meanwhile, over 800 million people are starving or malnourished - just in the UK, over 1.2 million people rely on food banks.

The problem with food waste

Food waste is also really bad for the environment. Every year, an area larger than China is used to produce food that's never consumed. This means major deforestation, endangered animals and degradation of soil.

The production of this amount of food that goes to waste also accounts for 25% of all global fresh water consumption - all for nothing.

It gets worse: when all this food waste reaches the landfill, it decomposes under unsuitable conditions, generating methane gas that is 23 times more deadly than carbon dioxide. This is why kitchen waste recycling is so important.

What does your food waste recycling service deal with?

Preventing food waste is the first step towards a more sustainable and fair world. Efficient and sustainable food waste disposal is the key to this vital process.

For any waste that can't be avoided (such as tea bags, fruit & veggie peels and bones, for example), our professional food waste recycling service comes to the rescue!

Do you offer commercial food waste collection?

First Mile offer commercial food waste collection services for any enterprise to enable easy food waste recycling for any business looking to improve their food waste management.

By separating your food waste from the rest using food waste management, you prevent contamination on your mixed recycling bins, increase your company's recycling rates, help the planet and save money - food recycling bins or sacks are cheaper than general waste. It's a no-brainer!

Start recycling food waste with First Mile!

Start recycling food waste with food recycling services today and join the revolution!

Set up your Food Recycling service

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

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

Your free waste transfer note will be available in the customer portal shortly after your first delivery.

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

Choose the number of bins, we'll deliver them, then collect according to the schedule you choose.

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.