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Your recycling certificate explained

Thanks for doing your bit to save the planet in 2019

Collectively, we saved 60,000 tonnes of waste from landfill and prevented 28,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. That’s the equivalent of planting over 500,000 trees!

Each year we reward you with a certificate to celebrate your recycling efforts. Depending on your recycling rate and the number of services, you’ll be awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold. Businesses achieving Gold and high Silver* will receive a certificate in the post, while all other customers can request a digital copy from us.

Understanding your recycling certificate

  • Recycling rate: The amount of material you recycled versus what you’ve thrown away
  • Streams used: The number of different recycling services you use
  • KG recycled: The weight of recycled materials you’ve produced in 2019, based on your purchases
  • Tonnes of CO2 saved: For each material you recycle we calculate the energy and transport savings of re-manufacture compared to the production of virgin material

Your certificate is a nice shiny award for a year of great recycling. It is based on the total capacity of the recycling services you ordered in 2019, and so may not precisely match the recycling rate on your monthly reports.

For the most accurate and up to date information on your recycling rate, check out your reports at portal.thefirstmile.co.uk

Want to improve your recycling rates?

By introducing just one more recycling service, such as food waste, you’ll increase your overall recycling rate. You'll also reduce the number of general waste sacks you order, saving you money and helping the planet.

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