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Autumn Events with BARC

Groundwork’s Harvest at the Commons

October 7, 2017 | 5-10pm Learn More >

Empire Hops Festival

October 7, 2017 | Noon-10pm Learn More >

Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) is a Traverse City, Michigan-based non-profit company that offers comprehensive recycling services and eco-friendly products for homes, businesses and events. A portion of our profits is donated to local charities.

When you recycle through BARC, it not only helps the environment, but also supports local charities, and that's good for everyone. Check out our products and services and get started today!

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The mission of Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) is to further recycling activities in the communities we serve through service, education, and philanthropy.


We envision zero-waste communities, where virtually everything is reused, repurposed, or recycled to better the environment and support local charities. Help us become a zero-waste community. Check out all the items that BARC recycles


Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) started five years ago with one man, one truck and one revolutionary idea: Increase recycling efforts in communities through service, education, and charitable donation.

Founder Andy Gale established a non-profit (501(3) offering comprehensive waste management services and compostable products for your home, business or event. Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters who also believe in what we’re doing, we now have 13 full-time employees, six trucks, a dozen trailers, and—our most recent acquisition—a semi-truck and trailer. BARC is so proud to report that in 2013, we gave $12,000 to local charities!

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Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) is, by definition, an organization whose purpose is something other than making a profit. Our goal is not only to be financially successful, but to be successful in terms of helping the environment. We try to accomplish this goal through our recycling services, educating the community and supporting local charities. However, getting the word out on the street about our mission can be challenging. That is why we are so grateful for our partnership with Northern Michigan’s News Leader – 9 & 10 News.

Waste Not.

Give a Lot.