Positively Putney has partnered with First Mile to work together to increase recycling rates across Putney town centre. Businesses signed up within the BID are entitled to a special discounted price on all First Mile recycling and waste services. 

With over 25 recycling and waste management services, First Mile can help you to reduce your carbon impact with tailor fit solutions and reliable and flexible collections at a great price.

How do I sign up? 

Get in touch through the form below and we will be in contact to discuss how we can help your business and Putney town centre go greener in 2022.

We offer a unique trade waste collection service by electric bicycle to overcome many of the issues that Putney businesses faced. With support from London Waste and Recycling Board we launched Putney Pedals Recycling on Clean Air Day, 8th October 2020, and partnered with First Mile on 1st April 2022.

How does it work?

Your waste and recycling is collected from your business premises at a time that suits you. The refuse is then transported by electric bike to a consolidation collection point in Church Square. First Mile will collect all of this waste in a single van during non-peak hours.

The video below shows the bike in action.

Join other businesses working with Positively Putney BID and First Mile to reduce their carbon impact and help Putney go greener! Even setting up your general waste will have a positive impact. First Mile’s zero-to-landfill general waste collection will send your business waste to generate green energy instead of going to landfill.

As well as a special discount member’s price on recycling services Positively Putney businesses can attend a free and fun interactive recycling workshop. First Mile will work with you to understand how best to use our services and increase the recycling rate of your business. To book in, email customers@thefirstmile.co.uk and mention you are a Positively Putney member.

Rex Baker and David Woon both work part-time as Waste and Education Officers on our Putney Pedals Recycling Scheme. They collect the trade waste from BID business premises using our electric bicycles and take it to our consolidation site where it is picked up by our contractor First Mile. They are both very keen cyclists, and proactive recyclers.