Over three hundred and forty of our members now recycle with us. Join them today.
Our recycling provider, First Mile, will collect five days per week with the main days being Monday mornings (9.30 to 11am) and Wednesday evening (5.30 to 7.30pm). They collect:
Daily Mixed Recycling Service, which includes:
Copier paper – white or coloured
Card – white or coloured
Brochures, magazines, newspapers
Business directories, including Yellow Pages
Envelopes, including “window” envelopes
Drinks cans and food tins
Glass bottles and jars (no more than 10% per sack)
Cardboard (for large boxes please flat pack and attach a Better Bankside sack)
Plastic bottles, films and carrier bags
A small amount of Waste Electricals, on request.
On signing up six months’ supply of recycling sacks will be delivered to you by First Mile for you to get started straight away. First Mile will monitor the use of sacks for Better Bankside and will advise you if you exceed your sack allocation. You may be asked to pay for sacks over and above your six monthly allocation. If this should occur please contact on email@example.com. Or call on 020 7928 3998 to discuss your recycling requirements.
Please note that for a minority of our large businesses, we may not be able to carry all of your recycling at no extra cost. Please get in touch to check.
Stationery and Batteries
Free bins are available for the storage and collection of batteries, pens, pencils and other small desk stationery. The next time your colleagues are having a desk clear out their surplus pens could help children in Africa learn to write. Please note that only small amounts of electricals can be collected using this free service (See WEEE collection service below).
We are currently (2015/16) trialling a confidential waste recycling service with an offer of ten free confidential waste sacks (each holds 35kg of waste material) for the first 50 businesses that apply for the service. First Mile will measure the take up of the service and the amount of waste material that is removed. Depending on take up the service may continue as a free service. If there is a strong response to the service it will be offered as a subsidised service with Better Bankside providing a discount of up to 25% on the price of the sacks.
Food Waste Recycling
First Mile is offering a food waste recycling service with daily collections if required. The food waste collected is taken to Anaerobic Digestion plants where it is treated to provide energy and fertilisers. The material is not taken for incineration nor to landfill. First Mile will provide sacks and bins suitable for the collection and storage of food waste. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7928 3998.
Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Better Bankside offers free WEEE collections every three months, with dates of collections announced at the beginning of each year, with reminders throughout the year. All forms of small to medium/large sized electrical items will be collected. If you are interested in using the service you should contact First Mile on 0800 612 9894 at least two weeks ahead of the announced date and book in your collection. Please give details of the materials and the location of the collection point.
To sign up, please contact First Mile direct on 0800 612 9894, quoting 'Better Bankside Member'.