About Us

C Soar & Sons are by far the largest specialist electrical plant recycling company in the UK. This is reflected by our numerous long-term contracts with the country’s leading electricity companies such as Scottish and Southern Energy, UK Power Networks, Scottish Power and Northern Powergrid.

We are also an approved industry supplier and work for all the power stations in the UK, the National Grid and EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited.

The Market Leader

We are a one-stop shop - from site assessment to collection and dismantling, degassing, recycling and disposal.

Superb Facilities

Our site, facilities and equipment are state of the art following a recent £5 million investment across the business.

Equipment and Plant

C Soar & Sons continually invest in our operation and equipment, all of which is fully owned by the company.


Over the years, we have dealt with every shape and size of electrical plant and dismantled transformers ranging from 50kg up to 670 tonnes. We have also carried out works at numerous coal and nuclear power stations along with distribution and primary substations throughout the UK.

Safe removal of abnormal loads

We carry out the removal and disposal of electrical plant at coal and nuclear power stations along with distribution and primary sub stations throughout the UK.

Safe removal of SF6 gas

As the first UK company to be granted a licence to remove SF6 gas, our experience is second to none.

Live site dismantling up to 400kv and safe removal from your location

Our team of trained and experienced staff provide live-site dismantling and demolition services. We will safely dismantle the equipment on site, remove it to our premises for disposal and take care of the environmental implications - all with the minimum of disruption.

Full analysis and responsible disposal of your waste oil

Our trained team will sample your electrical plant for oil and open all containers on the loaded trailer. We have the facility to remove, store and process 160,000 litres of used insulating oil.

Totally secure storage of electrical plant

Our fully licensed premises are available for the storage of electrical plant. The storage area is a fully bunded, level, concrete site which has 24 hour security, state-of- the-art CCTV and security lighting.

Industrial high pressure cleaning

With self-contained jetters operated by fully trained personnel, we have the capability of cleaning oil contaminated transformer bunds and oil stained plinths.

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As a producer of hazardous waste you will be aware that you have a duty and a legal obligation to ensure that your waste is collected, handled, treated, recycled and disposed of correctly. C. Soar & Sons (UK) Ltd has a proven track-record for our expertise and excellence in maximising the re-use and recycling of electrical waste to minimise the impact on the environment.

98% recycling rate

We collect in excess of 10,000 tonnes of redundant electrical equipment from sites across the UK every year. Of this, nearly 98% is dismantled and recycled, meaning only 2% of waste generated at our premises is sent for landfill - no other operator in our industry can boast such a high recycling rate.


Our facilities are specially designed and built to prevent environmental contamination. The yard is fully concreted with perimeter bund walls and dedicated high risk bund areas, meaning there is no possibility of leakage into the ground or water courses.

Distribution and transport

Our entire fleet of HGV’s have reduced pollution certificates and Euro 5/6 engines to minimise their impact on the environment.

Health & Safety

Health & safety is at the heart of everything we do. We work with some of the biggest power stations and electricity companies in the country and can also undertake the role of Principal Contractor under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.

UVDB Verify Scheme

We consistently achieve ratings of over 90% in the UVDB Verify Scheme - one of the highest scores in our industry.

ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

We hold UKAS certified ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certificates.

OHSAS 18001

We have policies and procedures in place for OHSAS 18001 and are a verified member of RoSPA and the British Safety Council.

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Contact Us


C Soar & Sons, Tank Row, Stairfoot
Barnsley, S71 5AD

Phone Number

+44 (0)1226 287951

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Emergency contacts

Dale Evans

General Manager
07768 542828

Graham Wood

Operations Manager
07766 428431

Ian Soar

Project Manager
07741 265910

Tony Bannister

Technical Manager
07584 344 354

Carl Arnold

Logistics Manager
07766 428433

Martyn Harris

Operations Support Manager
07584 344 353

Tracey Evans

Company Secretary
07766 428430

Johanne Bywater

07766 428432

Alison Hodgkiss

Technical Administrator