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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 conducted a public consultation on our plans between December 2020 and February 2021. In May 2021, we submitted our planning application to East Ayrshire Council.

This website explains in more detail our new plans for this critical piece of infrastructure, which will help us transition to a circular economy.

This consultation has now closed.

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View our planning application

In May 2021, we submitted a planning application to East Ayrshire Council for the new Killoch Energy Recovery Park.

You can view the planning application on the council’s website here.

Watch webinars

We have run two webinars as part of our consultation. You can watch the webinars here:

Contact us

You can get in touch with us here.