Recycling & Waste Management
Take advantage of our free recycling collection service as well as the zero-to-landfill general waste service, and a range of other subsidised streams.

WeAreWaterloo is keen to promote a clean and sustainable business environment, and part of our remit of enhancing the area includes a programme of recycling and waste management services for businesses.

Mixed Recycling and Cardboard Service

WeAreWaterloo has contracted First Mile to provide free recycling across the Waterloo BID area.

We offer an allocation based limit of free collections of mixed recycling and cardboard, which can be collected at a frequency to suit you and daily if required. Mixed recycling will go into a single sack so businesses no longer need to separate plastics, paper and cans, while cardboard should be taped and bundled separately.


We are the first BID to offer a zero-to-landfill waste collection service. This gives your business the opportunity to deal with all of its general waste and all non-recyclable items with less impact on the environment. We offer a general and food waste service charged by the bag, at an exclusive rate negotiated/subaidised by the BID.

To sign up with our recycling service, please contact the team. If you are already signed up to the BID’s waste & recycling scheme, and would like to order more waste sacks or book a collection, please contact First Mile on 0800 612 9894.