Business Waste and Recycling Services

General Waste Collection

Set up a regular business waste collection with ZERO to landfill

General Waste bin or sack collections

We make waste disposal for businesses easy and green, with two options for regular waste collection, depending on your business needs.

Our zero-to-landfill general waste collection service helps your business leave a greener footprint. That's because we send your business waste to generate green energy, instead of going to landfill.

How do I book a general waste collection?

  1. Order x50 sacks and/or a bin from us today
  2. Tell us which collection days and times work for you
  3. Receive your sacks and bins the next working day (for free!)
  4. Place your general waste outside for collection at the times confirmed
  5. Login to your customer portal to find your free waste transfer note, make collection changes or to order more sacks and bins!

What can I include in a general waste collection?

Check out the table below to see what can and can't be included in general waste. You can also download as a handy poster to display:

✔︎ Chuck it in
✘ Please keep it out
  • Any non-hazardous waste

  • Expanded polystyrene

  • Tissues

  • Contaminated packaging

Why choose First Mile for your general waste collections?

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
Shouldn't I be recycling instead?

We work to encourage businesses to recycle as much as possible - that's why we offer over 20 options of recycling services.

However, sometimes recycling cannot replace general waste disposal. For this our commercial waste collection service is for anything leftover that can't be recycled.

Do you offer general waste collection in my area?

Yes. First Mile are a fully licensed general waste removal company operating our full waste collection services in every postcode across London and the UK.

We offer general Waste Collection using our ultra-low emission vehicles, from over 27,000 businesses throughout the UK.

We are flexible in providing our general waste management services, meaning you can order a commercial general waste bin collection service, or fill our waste sacks and we'll collect from the kerbside.

First Mile offers general waste collection for a variety of types of waste. From WEEE waste and secure shredding to hazardous waste and sharps disposal, First Mile is prepared to help!

What happens to business waste after you've collected it?

Following the general waste collection service, the general waste is sorted to remove any possible recyclables.

After sorting, your business waste is transported to an Energy from Waste facility, where it's safely incinerated.

The process generates electricity and heat that power homes in the UK and by-products residues are used in the construction industry.

Green, safe and reliable - everything you need to responsibly manage commercial waste from your business.

How soon can I set up a waste collection for waste disposal?

You can set up a general waste collection as soon as you need. Use the options on the right to choose your services, or click here to book a one-off waste collection, rubbish removal or waste disposal.

Set up General Waste collections now

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 your customer portal shortly after 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.

Your bins will be delivered on the day of your first collection. Your free waste transfer note will be available in our customer portal shortly after.

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
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