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Blue Machinery (Scotland) Limited Provide Barr Environmental Limited staff with Familiarisation Training.

Posted: 11.02.20

Blue Group is a specialist provider of material processing and handling equipment into the Quarrying & Demolition, Recycling, Scrap, Ports and Energy segments, throughout the UK and Ireland. On the 3rd of February, several members of Barr Environmental Limited staff...

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Barr Environmental Limited Continue their Support for Local Charity Whiteleys Retreat.

Posted: 18.12.19

Barr Environmental’s chosen charity for the last two years has been Whitleleys Retreat. This local charity carries out amazing work by providing a retreat for children and young people with cancer and life changing illnesses where amazing memories are...

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Gordon McGuigan and Phil McFadyen of Barr Environmental Limited were recently presented with their WAMITAB COTC certificates at Barr’s Killoch Depot

Posted: 25.11.19

Alasdair Meldrum, Director Albion Environmental Ltd, visited our Killoch Depot to formally present Gordon McGuigan and Phil McFadyen with their respective WAMITAB Certificate of Technical Competence in Managing Hazardous Open Landfill and Managing Transfer station non-hazardous qualifications.  Gordon Whiteford,...

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Barr Environmental Limited deliver EU Skills Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness (SHEA) scheme to all their Staff

Posted: 19.11.19

Barr Environmental Limited were delighted to have Alasdair Meldrum – Director Albion Environmental Ltd on site to formally present the SHEA cards (CSCS equivalent qualification) to a number of staff. Gordon Whiteford – Operations Director Barr Environmental Limited is an...

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Barr Environmental Ltd continues to support local communities!

Posted: 10.10.19

Barr Environmental Ltd were delighted to sponsor South Ayrshire’s Community Fun Day which took place at the Citadel Leisure Centre in Ayr on Saturday 14th September 2019. Those who came along to this event enjoyed a range of activities,...

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Barr Environmental ltd proud to be a member of New Trade Association

Posted: 06.10.19

New resource management organisation will provide a big voice for Scotland’s SMEs A new body designed to give smaller operators a greater say within Scotland’s vital resource management sector has been launched at the Scottish Resources Conference 2019. Jointly,...

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New addition to the Barr Environmental Plant Fleet

Posted: 03.10.19

Working immediately at our Auchencarroch Resource and Waste Management Facility.

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Another two new Addition’s to the Barr Environmental Plant Fleet

Posted: 17.09.19

Thanks to Darren and Dermot at Blue Machinery (Scotland) Ltd for these additions to our plant fleet at Garlaff Resource and Waste Management Facility. Helping us to deliver organic waste processing to our valued customers.

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Barr Environmental supporting Scottish Grand National Ladies Day

Posted: 16.04.18

Barr Environmental is a proud race sponsor at the forthcoming Coral Scottish Grand National Ladies Day meet which takes place at Ayr Racecourse on Friday 20 April. The Barr Environmental Handicap Steeple Chase (A Novies Ltd Handicap) at 16:15...

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Barr Environmental Supporting East Ayrshire Council with Recycling Arrangements

Posted: 05.04.18

Barr Environmental will be assisting and supporting East Ayrshire Council in the coming weeks with temporary recycling arrangements as essential works are carried out at their Western Road Recycling Centre in Kilmarnock. Western Road will be closing for essential...

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Barr Headline Sponsor at CIWM Scotland Golf Day

Posted: 21.08.17

Barr Environmental were the headline sponsor at CIWM Scotland’s Annual Golf Day on Friday 18 August hosted by St. Nicholas Golf Club, Prestwick. Close to a dozen four balls competed for a variety of prizes sponsored by numerous providers...

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Barr delivers over £5,000 of support to the Ayrshire Hospice

Posted: 26.07.17

The Ayrshire Hospice has been Barr Environmental’s chosen charity for 2017 and throughout the year the business has supported a number of initiatives for this incredible organisation. More recently a team from Barr Environmental participated in The Starlight Walk...

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BarrGrow®: PAS 100 Quality

Posted: 20.06.17

We are pleased to announce that on the 9th of November we successfully gained reaccreditation for our PAS 100 compost, BarrGrow®. What is PAS 100? PAS 100 is industry standard compost certified by the British Standards Institution (BSI). The...

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Barr Invests In New & Efficient Infrastructure

Posted: 20.06.17

We are proud to announce our investment in new infrastructure. Thanks to Volvo, we have acquired brand new vehicles for our Skip Container services. Complete with our most up-to-date branding, two of our vehicles are Volvo FM 8-wheeler roll...

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Contributing and Committed to our Local Community

Posted: 20.06.17

Barr has operated in Ayrshire for over 150 years and has been providing recycling and waste management solutions for close to 20 years. Today, we are recognised as a leading waste management company in the west of Scotland. One...

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Barr joins SWITCH forum

Posted: 20.06.17

Barr has recently joined the SWITCH forum. SWITCH (Scottish Waste Industry Training, Competency, Health & Safety) is a multi-partnership forum made up of organisations across the resource management industry that mainly focuses on Health & Safety and Education, Training...

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Barr and UWS: One Year On

Posted: 20.06.17

We are proud to announce the first year anniversary of our partnership agreement with the University of the West of Scotland, which has added significant value to our business. This ‘University-Industry Partnership Agreement’ has given us the opportunity to...

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Barr receives Certificate of Appreciation

Posted: 20.06.17

We are delighted to announce that last month we were awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from Pusong Pinoy. Pusong Pinoy (Heart of a Filipino), a charity based in the Philippines, started back in 2009 and their mission is to...

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Barr Environmental recognised for its commitment to the Scottish Business Pledge

Posted: 20.06.17

Keith Brown MSP Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work and Jeane Freeman MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley visit Barr Environmental Keith Brown, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work together with...

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It’s Not Waste, It’s a Resource to Reuse

Posted: 15.05.17

We are delighted to receive new trailers from BMI Group today, which have been released into our operating fleet. Some months ago we conducted a market study with a large number of visitors to our civic amenity sites and...

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Partnering With WRC Recycling

Posted: 15.05.17

We are pleased to promote our working partnership with WRC Recycling, a Renfrewshire-based company with expertise in transport, logistics and processing of waste. WRC Recycling are supporting us at Barr by transporting waste to our recycling and resource management...

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Ciwm Scotland Visits Barr Environmental

Posted: 15.05.17

Today, Barr Environmental warmly welcomed new members from the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) Scotland to two of our recycling and resource management facilities in Ayrshire. Gordon Whiteford, Senior Operations Manager and fully chartered member of CIWM, hosted...

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