Services

General Waste

Available as sack collection
Available as 660L, 1100L bin collection
Available as sack collection
Available as 660L, 1100L bin collection

Sign up today to set up a regular General Waste sack or wheelie bin collection from your business.

Our zero-to-landfill General Waste service helps your business leave a greener footprint. That's because we send waste to to an Energy from Waste facility where it generates green energy.

We collect general waste daily throughout the UK.

✔︎ Chuck it in
✘ Please keep it out
  • Expanded polystyrene

  • Tissues

  • Contaminated packaging

  • Wood (broken down into small pieces only - no pallets!)

  • Napkins

  • Plastic and metal coat hangers (but you can also recycle them!)

  • Food (although it’s cheaper to recycle this - and the right thing to do!)

The average person in the UK throws away their own body weight in rubbish every 7 weeks, up to 60% of which could be recycled.

Benefits

Easy switch from your current provider
Flexible collections up to 3 times a day, 7 days a week
Amazing support available 24/7/365
Zero-to-landfill, with all non-recyclable waste sent to generate Green energy.
Service Extras, like compliance certificates and tip posters
Responsible processing of materials in our award-winning facility

We work to encourage businesses to recycle as much as possible - that's why we offer over 20 options of recycling services! However, we understand that some general waste will always be produced.

Also known as residual waste, this includes anything that can't be recycled, for different reasons.

For example, products made of non-recyclable materials (such as expanded polystyrene) or several different materials that can't be separated (such as crips packets), but also any waste that's been heavily contaminated. Hence the importance of keeping separated bins for recycling and general waste!

But just because it can't be recycled, it doesn't mean that your commercial waste should go to a landfill. First Mile's general waste collection is reliable, safe and environmentally friendly.

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 for your commercial waste!

Set up your General Waste service

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

Easy. Smart.
Green.

You're two steps away from a cheaper, greener recycling service.

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