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BARC provides Zero Waste recycling services and compostable serviceware to Traverse City area festivals and events, both public and private. When you partner with Bay Area Recycling for Charities for your wedding, corporate event or any size gathering, you are making it a Zero Waste Event. That means virtually every bit of waste is recycled or composted. We are able to do this by having affordable and eco-friendly products that range from compostable serviceware (utensils, plates and cups) to biodegradable garbage bags.  Learn More about Zero Waste Events

To make hosting a Zero Waste Events easy, BARC offers 3 different service options:
  1. DIY – You picks up all the compostable serviceware and recycling bins from our Traverse City location and return them after the event.
  2. DIY with BARC delivery – We will deliver everything you need to your location and pick it up when you are done.
  3. Full Service – BARC will not only deliver all your products, but we will have staff on hand during the event to help sort all the materials.
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Upcoming Events

Red Drive Concert Series

July 21, 2017 | 6-9pm

August 18, 2017 | 6-9pm
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17th Annual Tour de Tart

July 21, 2017 | 4-9pm
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Art Leelanau Art-y Gras

July 21 – 26, 2017 | 10-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm
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City of Riesling

July 23, 2017 | 6-10pm
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Traverse City Film Festival

July 25 – 30, 2017
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2017 Leelanau Conservancy Annual Friends Picnic

August 3, 2017 | 5-9pm
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Benzie County Electronic Waste Collections

August 5, 2017
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Traverse City Microbrew & Music Festival

Volunteers needed! Find out more here.

August 11 & 12, 2017 | 4-10pm
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Groundwork’s Harvest at the Commons

October 7, 2017 | 5-10pm
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Empire Hops Festival

October 7, 2017 | Noon-10pm
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#GridLife TrackBattle Round 5

October 7 – 8, 2017
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