About us

Our business roots can be traced back over 60 years from a family-run farming business. Today, Environment First Ltd still operates from the same location and is now run by the third generation.

In 2001, an opportunity for recycling waste within the agricultural business sector led to Environment First Ltd being formed. From there the business has grown to encompass a wide range of activities and offering a comprehensive recycling service for many businesses in Kent and South East England.

Today, Environment First Ltd still retains strong links with its sister company, Dan Mackelden Ltd. We’ve inherited a strong desire to work with nature and not against it as well as a commitment to providing a friendly, personal service for all our customers.

Waste cardboard bales close up
Plastic recycling bin

We are Environment Agency approved and have a waste carrier and transfer license and all waste streams carry a duty of care note.

Our head office is ideally situated in the densely populated area of South East England, in the county of Kent, with the nearby M20 motorway ensuring good transport links throughout the region and the rest of the UK.

We believe that any materials that can be recycled should be. Our business helps to support recycling of organic waste, cardboard, paper and plastic waste.