Business Waste and Recycling Services

Plastic Keg Recycling

Available as sticker collection
Available as sticker collection

Are Plastic Kegs recyclable?

Plastic kegs extend the shelf life of beer, wine, cider and soft beverages, and are used across the drinks industry worldwide. With sustainability and the environment at their core, Plastic Kegs are almost completely recyclable when empty and meet the environmental criteria of the European Union.

If you’re wondering whether you can recycle plastic kegs with First Mile, the answer’s yes. Our Plastic Keg recycling service is an environmentally friendly way to dispose of your small format beer and alcohol kegs. And it couldn’t be easier.

Plastic Keg business collection

Simply place a sticker on it and give us a call. We'll collect your plastic kegs from inside your business and take them to our award-winning facility. There, our plastic keg recycling team crush and bale them for our partners to remanufacture into brand new ones.

✔︎ Chuck it in
  • Plastic beverage kegs

Plastic kegs are collected, crushed and baled at our Sacktory® then sent to our partners to be recycled where they are made into new plastic kegs for a complete closed-loop recycling process


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

Plastic kegs

The number of traditional metal beer kegs in the UK has been in steady decline over the last decade with plastic kegs now taking a growing share of the market. Plastic kegs have become the most commonly used kegs in the drinks and beverages industry.

Can Plastic Kegs be recycled easily?

First Mile welcomes that development, as Plastic Kegs are almost 100% recyclable when empty and have the potential to be recycled with a zero-to-landfill outcome. Bars, pubs, restaurants and the hospitality sector still, however, face the need for a scalable recycler to manage, collect and recycle these plastic beverage kegs.

Easily recycle plastic kegs

That is where First Mile – along with partner companies – can help you minimise landfill and can help your business recycle beer, cider, wine or other plastic beverage kegs.

Contact us today to learn how you can recycle plastic kegs!

Order a roll of Keg Recycling Stickers

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

50 × Sticker

Order 50 stickers, we'll deliver the next working day. Attach one sticker to an empty plastic keg. Once you've got at least 5 ready, contact us for your free collection.

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Easy. Smart. Green.

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