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Ayr Recycling Centre

Old Farm Road, Heathfield, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA8 9ST

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  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Newton-on-Ayr.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Hours

Outside Access (Main Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Old Farm Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 700cm (22ft 12in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 400cm (13ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • The second doors detailed are for access into the centre building which has 2 doors going in.
    • Either left side lane can be used interchangeably depending upon which materials are being recycled.
    • There is a single lane exit to the rear which comes back round and out the main gate.


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located on either side of the route through the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 367cm x 495cm (12ft x 16ft 3in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the office entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 500cm (16ft 5in).
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The designated bay is located to the left in front of the office.

Outside Access (Office Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 81cm (2ft 8in).

Level Change (Office Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the entrance from the car park.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Recycling Centre

  • There is level access to the services from the parking areas.
  • There are marked pedestrian lanes on either side of the centre building.
  • There are zebra crossings marked between each side of the centre building.
  • The main skip drop-off points on the left, are of medium height.
  • Further containers are high (110cm+) although staff are on hand to assist.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system available.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located to the right of the centre building.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are available.
  • Comments View
    • Special uplift services are available from homes.
    • Barr Environmental also offer skip hire from the commercial part of this site.