Jobs on the line as Garlaff landfill to shut following £100million fine


Barr Environmental could be about to shut the Garlaff landfill site as a result of the heavy tax fine they’re facing, potentially leading to redundancy for workers.

A source told the Chronicle that the company have been moving operations based at their East Ayrshire site up to Auchencarroch in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire instead.

The company provides waste management services for both South and East Ayrshire councils.

The source said: “They’ve moved most of the plant from Skares at Garlaff up to Auchencarroch.

“As far as I know they’re going to be shelving Garlaff.

“The talk is at the minute that the waste from East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire is going to be ferried up to Dumbarton.

“Bill Barr built this company up from Barr Construction and now they’re taking the jobs away, again, from East Ayrshire.

“They had wanted to shut the…

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