KeyKegs 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, KeyKegs are 100% recyclable when empty and meet the environmental criteria of the European Union.
If you’re wondering whether you can recycle beer kegs with First Mile, the answer’s yes. Our KeyKeg recycling service is an environmentally friendly way to dispose of your small format beer and alcohol kegs. And it couldn’t be easier.
Simply place a sticker on it and give us a call. We'll collect your KeyKegs from inside your business and take them to our award-winning facility. There, our KeyKeg recycling team crush and bale them for our partners to remanufacture into brand new ones.
✔︎ Chuck it in
How our KeyKegs Recycling service works
We collect the KeyKegs from inside your business and store them at our depot.
Once we’ve collected enough, we crush and bale them.
Our partners collect and take them to their KeyKeg facility, where they are turned back into shiny new KeyKegs.
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. KeyKegs have become the most commonly used kegs in the drinks and beverages industry, with KeyKegs accounting for more than 90% of the plastic kegs in circulation.
First Mile welcomes that development, as KeyKegs are now 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.
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 KeyKegs.
Contact us today to learn how you can recycle KeyKegs!
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