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Welcome to the new Killoch Energy Recovery Park website

Barr Environmental is proposing to manage Ayrshire’s non-recyclable waste through the development of a new energy-from-waste facility at Killoch, near Ochiltree in East Ayrshire.

Scottish local authorities (including East Ayrshire Council) will not be able to send biodegradable municipal waste to landfill after 2025. Instead, waste must either be recycled or, for materials that cannot be recycled, be sent to an alternative treatment process that prevents it ending up in landfill.

With this Government policy in mind, our technologically advanced facility will safely and sustainably manage waste that can’t be recycled, offering a local solution for the management of non-recyclable waste and ensuring that it doesn’t need to be sent to landfill for disposal.

Instead, our facility will push this material up the waste hierarchy, using it as a sustainable fuel to safely generate low carbon electricity. This process will also create useful heat which will be used, in part, by our existing operations at the site and potentially by our neighbouring businesses too. This significant investment in East Ayrshire will create dozens of new jobs for local people as well safeguarding many more.

Having submitted our Proposal of Application Notice to East Ayrshire Council, we are now conducting a period of public consultation on our plans.

This website explains in more detail our new plans for this critical piece of infrastructure, which will help us transition to a circular economy. It also provides an opportunity for you to have your say on the proposals as part of this pre-application community consultation.

This consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 5 February 2021.

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For more information about the proposals, please watch our webinar

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this consultation is being conducted online. We will therefore be running an online webinar from 6pm - 8pm on Thursday 28 January 2021, so you can find out more about our plans and ask our project team any questions you might have. Please register for this webinar here. You can also submit your feedback using this website here.

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