Building Healthy Soils



Compost and Recycling Services

Barr-Tech manages and recycles organic material from a variety of sources in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. Eligible materials include all forms of yard trimmings, leaves and grass clippings, recyclable food material and biosolids from municipal wastewater treatment facilities.

Yard Trimming Recycling

Yard Trimming Recycling

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Ever wonder what happens to those fresh yard clippings or leaves after you set them on your curb? Every leaf, every blade of grass needs to be transported and properly managed, or it could end up in a landfill. Fortunately, Barr-Tech works with local municipalities and other recycling entities to free up capacity at our community disposal facilities and utilize yard trimmings to create compost that is used to Build Healthy Soil.

Recyclable Food Material

Recyclable Food Material

Food waste and recyclables

Here in Eastern Washington, we are fortunate to have access to grocery stores that offer fresh produce daily. On any given day, you can drive to your local grocery outlet and pick up fresh Roma tomatoes or Gala apples that are firm and crisp. However, the unfortunate reality is that not all produce is bought and consumed, and some inevitably goes to waste. However, this unused food can still be recycled for the good of the environment. Barr-Tech works with local food providers to salvage unsalable produce that may produce nutrient-rich compost for Building Healthy Soils on Washington farmlands.

Municipal Biosolids

Municipal Biosolids

biowaste, municiaplities, waste recyclingNobody likes to think about it, but the food we eat ends up in the toilet.  These valuable nutrients need to find their way back to the soil as compost.  Barr-Tech leads the team that makes sure these valuable resources are transported, stored and recycled in an environmentally responsible way. Barr-Tech produces compost that can be used to Build Healthy Soils and enrich the environment. Our system controls the temperatures created in the composting process; 130-160 degrees kills pathogenic bacteria and weed seeds. The finished product is a natural nutrient rich organic matter suitable for Building Healthy Soil by improving soil structure and nutrient cycling. Barr-Tech has worked with many local jurisdictions like Spokane city and county, Lincoln County, the cities of Sprague and Davenport, and the towns of Harrington, Odessa and Reardan to recycle municipal organics.

Other Services and Partners

Other Services and Parnters

Barr-Tech is closely partnered with Northwest Industrial Services to ensure your material management, material transfer and temporary construction needs are met. The company offers a range of services through the following divisions:

American On-Site Services:

porta-potty, honey, bucket, portable toilets, handwashing stationsPorta potties, portable toilets, honey, bucketsAlthough it’s most recognized for its portable toilette units, American On-site Services also provides a number of temporary solutions for construction sites, events and governmental agencies. On-site provides portable office trailers, locked storage containers, temporary fencing and construction site cleanup. On-site’s temporary services are designed to meet all local, state and federal safety and health codes, as well as OSHA standards. Visit American On-Site online.


Northwest Industrial Services:

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Northwest Industrial Services is an industrial waste management and recycling company that provides transportation, disposal and recycling of ferrous/non-ferrous metals, paper fiber, and construction debris. In addition, they also specialize in the demolition and salvage of industrial sites. Northwest is permitted as a common carrier with the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission (WTUC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Transfer Station Services:

This division provides services to garbage collection transfer stations, including staffing of scales, providing equipment and loading of trailers, and hauling waste to landfills.

Ironhorse Railroad Services:

Ironhorse Rail ServicesThis division serves the railroad industry and industrial site affiliated with railroad activity. It provides the construction and removal of tracks, demolition and excavation work, including track site preparation and sub grades. Ironhorse also sells and services new and used railroad equipment, track material and railroad tie. All work is performed according to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) guidelines.