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  • We Have a NEW Sandbag Filling Machine!

    We are pleased to announce that we now have automated sandbag machine which will dramatically increase our capabilities to supply large quantities of filled sandbags at short notice.

    The new state of the art filling machine will now enable us to fill up to 2000 sandbags per day! Continue reading

  • Weir & Carmichael Now Approved Suppliers on YPO Framework

    Weir & Carmichael are proud to announce they have been added the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation framework for the Supply of Recycling Products, Lot 4 : Kerbside Recycling Sacks. The framework will run for 36 months and is open to any public sector organisation that chooses to use it. Continue reading

  • Why Recycle a Battery?


    So Christmas has been and gone, and as January has come to a close, all of those sparkly new gadgets Santa brought us are slowly falling victim to the case of the ‘dying battery’. Nevertheless, the life of a battery needn’t end when it fails to power your fancy DAB radio. Chemical components used in batteries can be recycled to make car parts, dish washers and even shoes! So instead of your used batteries being destined for a landfill where it will pollute our rivers and soil, it could actually end up back in your household in the form of a pair of your favourite boots. Continue reading

  • Weir & Carmichael Provide Sandbags for Recent Flooding in York

    Weir & Carmichael came to the rescue of local communities within the UK by providing emergency sandbags for the recent flooding over the Christmas period.

    This severe flooding on Boxing Day prompted widespread evacuations in many areas of the North of England. Four 40ft lorry loads of filled sandbags were ordered by the Environment Agency intended for use in emergency flooding in the City of York to minimise the impact that these severe floods would have on the local communities. Continue reading

  • How can I Recycle this Christmas?

    With all that wrapping paper, packaging from presents, empty champagne bottles and Christmas cards, it’s no wonder that our household waste rockets over the festive period. Grabbing a black bin liner and cramming all of your waste into one bag may seem like the easiest solution but with a little recycling ‘know how’ you can reduce the stress of clearing up at Christmas and contribute to making our planet a little bit greener. Continue reading

  • Doing our Bit in a Christmas Knit

    Check out our office team’s effort today for Christmas Jumper Day 2016. We donned our tackiest and most festive Christmas jumpers in order to raise money for the 'ITV Text Santa' campaign. The money donated will go towards three charities which include; Macmillan Cancer Support, Make a Wish UK and Save the Children. Continue reading

  • Preparing your Garden for Winter

    In the wake of ‘El Nino’, weather forecasters are predicting a winter so harsh they’re dubbing it the ‘big freeze’, so it’s important to continue gardening now to protect your plot. Here at Weir and Carmichael we’ve rustled up some top tips on how to prepare your garden for the cold snap. Continue reading

  • Employee Braves the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support

    Production Operative Garth Merry took part in the ‘brave the shave’ campaign on Friday 11th September, shaving off his full head of hair to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

    Garth managed to raise £160 for Macmillan Cancer Support, bettering his original target of £100. Check out the before and after pictures below! Continue reading

  • Hessian Sacks in Liverpool Wildflower Scarecrow Competition

    We have been helping out a local school in their efforts to win the award for the ‘best scarecrow’ at the Liverpool Wildfire Scarecrow Competition.

    We donated hessian sacks to Ashurst primary school in St Helens, which they used as the head of the scarecrow. The school's fantastic entry ‘Saturday Night Hayfever’, which is a 1970’s/flower power themed scarecrow celebrating wildflowers and nature, features recycled clothing, carrier bags and living plants.

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  • Celebrating 60 Years in Business

    In July 2015 we are celebrating 60 years in business! We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all our customers for their support throughout the years.

    Over the last 60 years our business has gone from strength to strength, surviving three recessions and a major fire. The diversity of the industries we supply and our ability to adapt to customer needs has enabled us to take advantage of new product opportunities and expand the business. Continue reading

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