Business Waste and Recycling Services

Paper Recycling

Set up paper recycling with sacks or recycling bins for your business

Paper recycling bin or sack collections

We make paper recycling for businesses easy with two options to choose from, depending on your business needs.

It’s also cheaper and greener to treat paper to its own sacks rather than mixing it with the rest of your recycling waste.

How do I book a paper recycling 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 paper recycling outside for collection at the times confirmed
  5. Log in to your customer portal to change collections or order more items
  6. Recycle and repeat!

What can I include in paper recycling?

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

✔︎ Chuck it in
✘ Please keep it out
  • White & coloured office paper

  • Waste paper

  • Envelopes

  • Food packaging

  • Cardboard

  • Newspaper & magazines

  • Tissues & kitchen roll

Why choose First Mile for your paper recycling collections?

Guaranteed next day delivery for sacks and bins
Same day or next day collection
Amazing customer service available 24/7 to help with your collection
Easy and secure checkout in just a few steps
Service Extras, like compliance certificates, weighing and data, and posters.

Each tonne of recycled paper saves 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic meters of landfill space, 4000 KW of energy and 7000 gallons of water.

How much does paper recycling actually help the environment?

Recycling one tonne of paper saves around 30,000 litres of water and between 3000 and 4000 kWh of electricity.

This is enough to keep the average three-bedroomed house going for a whole year.

Do you collect from my area?

First Mile are a fully licensed paper recycling company operating in every postcode throughout the UK and London.

Just about any business produces paper waste, and it's easy to set up an office paper recycling service to manage it.

What happens once my paper is collected?

Once sorted at our Sacktory®, the paper is sent to a paper mill, a key part of the paper recycling business supply chain.

The paper mill separate and recycles the paper depending on quality.

Do you offer office paper recycling?

First Mile offers high quality office paper recycling suitable for all types of businesses, large and small.

From the office paper recycling, the lower grade paper is recycled into tissue paper and cardboard, and the higher grade paper is made into new copier recycled office paper, which you can buy back for your business.

Is your waste paper recycling environmentally friendly?

With flexible collections available in London and UK Wide 24/7/365 from our low-emissions fleet you can ensure your waste paper recycling is done efficiently and as environmentally friendly as possible.

First Mile waste paper recycling gives your business peace of mind that you’re helping the environment throughout the office paper recycling process.

Set up your Paper Recycling Service

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

Set up a regular collection from a paper recycling wheelie bin. Just choose how many bins, and which days you need collections

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

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.