From metals to wood, from non-ferrous to glass.

Barr Environmental accepts wood, metals, non-ferrous and glass for recycling into new materials from waste management facilities located across Ayrshire and West Dunbartonshire.


Barr Environmental can accept clean waste timber, mixed MDF, chipboard and finished wood for recycling into new materials and products.

Skips can be supplied for the separate collection of wood wastes.

We also accept wood wastes from domestic premises at our civic amenity sites in Ayrshire.


Barr Environmental accepts all types of metals at each of our four sites.

Skip hire can be provided to assist in the segregation and uplift of metals. These materials are sent for reprocessing and moulting and returned into the fabrication industry.

Non-Ferrous Metals

Non-ferrous metals don’t contain any iron compound and are non-magnetic. These include copper, bronze, aluminium, brass and lead.

Ferrous Metals

Ferrous metals are made up from iron compound and are magnetic. These include steel and cast iron.


Glass is a very useful product which can be recycled time and time again.

Various products around us contain recycled glass such as bottle and jars. Others have a crushed down or powdered content such as non-slip surfaces on our highways. Reflective coatings such as “white line” road markings can also contain glass, giving them their reflective quality.

At Barr Environmental, we segregate and divert glass from the mixed-waste stream, as well as through our community recycling centres.


Barr Environmental produces a nutrient-rich compost from your garden waste to the PAS 100 standard, accredited by the Association for Organics Recycling, which means that we can supply this material as a soil-improver and growth medium for a multitude of horticultural and agricultural applications.

If you wish to discuss the purchase or collection of your waste, please contact our experienced team who will be able to discuss your specific requirements in detail.

At Barr Environmental we are one of Scotland’s leading waste management companies, operating a variety of high quality waste treatment, recycling and residual disposal facilities throughout the west and south west of Scotland. We understand the importance of managing waste in an efficient and compliant. We support our customers by providing a fully integrated service from collecting and treating waste through to recycling and, if required, diverting to landfill.

At Barr we would be delighted to speak to you about your needs, call us on 01290 700 800 to speak to our experienced team who will be pleased to assist you with our Environmental services.

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