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Bay Area Recycling Programs

Over the last 5 years Bay Area Recycling has developed a number of recycling programs to help the communities of northern Michigan further develop their recycling opportunities.  Together we can keep our neck of the wood clean and pristine for preserving it for future generations.

Recycling Services

Available throughout greater Traverse City, Michigan area

Home and Business recycling services are currently offered in Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Antrim, Leelanau, Benzie and Manistee counties.  Prices start at just $20 a month.

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eWaste Michigan

Electronics Recycling

eRecovery Michigan recycles, reuses or repurposes your electronics.  We create safe procedures of disposing of obsolete computers, tv, cell phones, dead batteries and all other eWaste.

Learn More about eWaste

Zero Waste Events

With Eco-friendly Compostable Products

Work with BARC to create events where all the waste generated is recycled or composted.  We can help with events of all sizes from small weddings to large festivals.  Together we can keep it green and out of the landfills.

Contact us about your event.

Michigan Mattress Recycling

Keeping Mattresses out of Landfills

Michigan Mattress Recyclers provides bulk mattress removal for hotels, hospitals, colleges, universities, nursing homes and assisted living communities across Michigan and much of the Midwest.  We also provide individual drop-off mattress recycling or pick-up for a fee.

Learn more about Mattress Recycling

Refrigerator Recycling

Recycling all Freon Based Appliances

BARC is the place to turn to when you need to recycle an old refrigerator, freezer, dehumidifier or air conditioner. The freon in these household appliances must be evacuated by a certified facility with special equipment and expertise. The careful disposal of freon has been regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency as part of the Clean Air Act since 1992.

Learn more about Refrigerator Recycling

FocusGreen 2020

Making Traverse City Green

BARC envisions zero-waste communities, where virtually everything is reused, repurposed, recycled or composted and next to nothing goes into landfills. Our goal is to make Traverse City the “greenest” city in Michigan by 2020. And, with the help of our wonderful partners and supporters, we’re confident we can do it.

Learn more about FocusGreen

Landscaping Services

Expanding our Yard Waste Services

BARC is happy to announce an expansion of our yard waste services. In the past we were there to assist you with your spring and fall cleanup. Now we are available for a whole lot more!

Learn more about our Landscaping Services


Thanks for Supporting Bay Area Recycling!