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Introducing Barr’s two new DAF XF artic units.

Posted: 13.07.20

Barr are delighted to have secured two new DAF XF artic units to help fulfil local council contracts and ensure waste is moved efficiently throughout our service area. The vehicles boast the latest generation transmission and engines to ensure...

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Good news as Barr Environmental Limited returns to full service this week!

Posted: 29.06.20

Although the waste industry continued to function throughout the pandemic ensuring public health and hygiene was maintained, this was at a significantly reduced capacity due to reduced local authority recycling services and commercial waste customers. However, as scientific and...

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Good News Household Waste Recycling Centres Set to Reopen on the 1st June

Posted: 27.05.20

Barr Environmental Limited in conjunction with South and East Ayrshire Councils are delighted to announce that the Household Recycling Centres at both Heathfield (Ayr) and Garlaff (Skares) are set to reopen on the 1st of June. This follows the latest...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Posted: 20.05.20

This year’s theme is KINDNESS which is very unexpectedly appropriate at the moment, as we find ourselves in the midst of the COVID19 crisis. Kindness should be one of the core values of a good society but particularly in...

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Barr Environmental COVID-19 News Update

Posted: 14.05.20

Following First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement on 7th of May, Scotland, as well as Wales and Northern Ireland, will remain in lockdown staying with the message of “Stay Home” rather than adopting the UK Government’s slogan “Stay Alert- Control...

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Barr Environmental staff continue to support chosen charity Whiteleys Retreat through the COVID-19 Crisis!

Posted: 04.05.20

Last week members of Barr Environmental Limited management team attended Whiteleys amazing family facility In the beautiful Ayrshire countryside, where they spent the day carrying out ground maintenance. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Whiteleys normal charitable services are...

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Barr Environmental – Keep Up-to-date with how COVID-19 is affecting the Waste Management Industry through the SWITCH Forum

Posted: 16.04.20

We at Barr Environmental Limited continue our support for the SWITCH Forum and we urge others within the Resource Management Industry to sign up and keep up-to-date with all the latest updates on COVID19 and how it is affecting the Waste...

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Barr Environmental Limited Provide Vital Support to Local Foodbanks

Posted: 15.04.20

As part of the Trussell Trust’s network, both South and East Ayrshire have foodbanks within the local community to combat hunger and poverty. These foodbanks provide emergency food and support to local people who are identified as vulnerable people...

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Barr Environmental Skip Hire Service Continues During These Challenging Times

Posted: 09.04.20

As part of the Waste Industry, Barr Environmental Limited are continuing to play a vital role in keeping communities safe through our waste management and disposal services. As such Barr Environmental would like to highlight that our Skip Hire...

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Barr Environmental COVID-19 News Update

Posted: 03.04.20

Following the Government’s recent announcements on Key Workers and the potential for the consequences of the COVID-19 virus to be longer lasting than expected, we at Barr Environmental Limited would like to provide an update on how we are combating this...

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Barr Environmental Limited delighted to join the Construction Waste Portal!

Posted: 13.03.20

The Construction Waste Portal is an integrated forecasting, costing and reporting platform which is aiming to connect construction companies with waste companies UK wide, as industries continue to strive for low carbon and net zero practices. Actively estimating waste...

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Barr Environmental staff to attend SWITCH forums upcoming annual event!

Posted: 05.03.20

The purpose of SWITCH is broadly to promote the improvement of health, safety and wellbeing in the resource and waste management industry in Scotland by supporting discussion and education/training across the industry, to help prevent, minimise and reduce risk...

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Barr Environmental Limited raise awareness of the Coronavirus outbreak!

Posted: 05.03.20

All Barr staff have been made aware of the Coronavirus which is becoming widespread throughout the world and is affecting a growing number of people in the UK and Scotland. Staff have been informed of the dangers, symptoms and procedures to...

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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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