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Volunteer for the BARC and enjoy Cherry Fest in a new way!

BARC_3512RTWhen you volunteer for one 4 hour shift with BARC you will receive a “Trash is the Pits” T-Shirt, 2 Beer Tokens, A $20 Donation to a local charity of your choice, and a free general admission concert ticket of your choice (while supplies last).  If you would like to volunteer for a second 4 hour shift you will get  and a pie!

 

Shift Details

4 hour shifts
3 shifts available each day

  • 8am – 12pm
  • 12pm – 4pm
  • 4pm – 8pm

4 volunteers needed per shift. Enjoy your shift with a friend!

Contact us to schedule your shift

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RecycleSmart Award Recipient Also Receives State Recognition

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The DEQ and Governor’s Recycling Council recognized Bay Area Recycling For Charities Inc. (BARC) for excellence in recycling at the May 5, 2015 Governor’s Recycling Summit in Kalamazoo, MI.

BARC, who was recognized in February with the Grand Traverse County RecycleSmart “Take It Back” Recycling Award, was also honored at the Governors Recycling Summit for excelling in several key categories, including providing leadership, improving measurement tools, expanding recycling rates, focusing on outreach and education, increasing access to recycling, and “closing the loop” by designing or creating new products that can be recycled or by purchasing and using products made of recycled content.

Gov. Rick Snyder outlined these components in his April2014 statewide plan to increase the state’s recycling rate to 30 percent.

BARC was also awarded a Michigan DEQ Community Pollution Grant in the amount of $65,000 to assist with the improvement of recycling transportation infrastructure.

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RecycleSmart Spring Events

Brush Drop-Off Site Opening For The Season
April 7, 2015

Hours are: Tuesday from noon to 7 PM, Thursday and Saturday, 9 AM-3 PM.
Acceptable materials include: brush, branches, grass clippings, leaves-$5.00/cubic yard or $1.00/bag. Untreated construction wood- $8.00 cubic yard, Pallets-$1.00 each, stumps .50/inch up to 18″ diameter. Non-acceptable materials includes dirt, sod, concrete and stumps/branches greater than 18” in diameter. Please separate your grass clippings/leaves from branches/twigs.

Free Compost
April 18, 2015 (Saturday) 8:00 am to noon, (or until gone) Self serve, self haul compost is yours FREE at the Sara Hardy Farmers Market parking lot (Cass and Grandview Parkway), courtesy of the City of Traverse City & Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery (RecycleSmart). Bring your own shovel and container. Pick up a free Eastern White Pine seedling, courtesy of Traverse City Light & Power (L&P). The
compost and seedlings will be available beginning at 8 a.m. until they are gone.

Clean Out Your Files Week
April 17 – April 24, 2015 This is a no cost opportunity for businesses to dispose of unwanted paper material. American Waste will be donating the use of a recycling container at the Sara Hardy Farmers Market parking lot at the corner of Cass & Grandview Parkway. Accepted material includes newspapers, magazines, cardboard, old files, office paper, and unwanted mail. This container of material will not be shredded. Local sources for office paper destruction/shredding include Profile-947.4717 and CDM
Mobile Shredding-866.807.4733.
Clean Up and Green Up
April 26, 2015 RecycleSmart staff will be assisting the Michigan Green Consortiums “Clean Up and Green Up” recycling event to be held April 26, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm at the American Waste Recycling Facility, 280 Hughes Drive, Traverse City. For additional information and a complete listing of acceptable and unacceptable material visit: CleanUpGreenUp.com

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RecycleSmart Brush Drop-Off Site Opening For Season

Traverse City, Mich.— Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery (RecycleSmart) has announced that the Brush Drop-Off Site located at 2471 N. Keystone Road will open for the 2015 season on April 7.

Hours are: Tuesday from noon to 7 PM, Thursday and Saturday, 9-3 PM.

Acceptable materials include: brush, branches, grass clippings, leaves-$5.00/cubic yard or $1.00/bag. Untreated construction wood-$8.00 cubic yard, Pallets-$1.00 each, stumps .50/inch up to 18″ diameter. Non-acceptable materials includes dirt, sod, concrete and stumps/branches greater than 18” in diameter. Please separate your grass clippings/leaves from branches/twigs.

For more information visit www.RecycleSmart.info or call the RecycleSmart Hotline at 941.5555.

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