Community Education

Engaging and Energizing our Community

Spreading Green Knowledge

In addition to providing comprehensive recycling services, eco-friendly products and zero-waste event support, Bay Area Recycling for Charities is also a leader in local green education. We work hard to spread knowledge about recycling, composting, and other green principles and practices throughout the communities we serve.

Speaking Engagements

Looking for a dynamic and topical–and free–speaker at your next event or gathering? We’d love to come and share BARC’s collective decades of hard-earned green knowledge with your participants or members. Please reach out to us at info@mybarc.com to schedule a speaking event today!

Education Committee

To further our goal of spreading green knowledge throughout the communities we serve, BARC has created an all-volunteer Education Committee. To learn more or to join, please email jordan@mybarc.org

Resource Library

We’re working hard to put together a free digital resource library of green knowledge. How does this recycling process work? Where can I recycle that? BARC’s Resource Library will eventually answer these questions and many more. It will be a great one-stop tool for everyone from die-hard environmental advocates to budding recyclers. Stay tuned for more details!

Featured Articles

Winter 2019 Update

What Have We Been Up To? A Note From Andy Gale Just like the polar vortex likely interrupted your world, it introduced some hiccups in our world as well. Lately, we’ve been working to operate in this arctic tundra we call home. Since so much of our work relies on our trucks and trailers being […] Read Full Article ⟩

Show Eco-Friendly Products Some Love

February Is The Time To Show Eco-Friendly Products Some Love When you shop for pretty much anything—clothing, cosmetics, cleaning products, storage solutions, houseware, etc.—you have the choice to choose an eco-friendly product. It may not always be the cheapest or most convenient option, and we all lead busy lives, but the option is there. In […] Read Full Article ⟩

BARC’S Greener Year Challenge

Let’s Have A Green year! Did you make a new year’s resolutions this year? Resolutions can be overwhelming or feel unrealistic. We get it. The good news is, you can make resolutions all year long and they don’t need to be complicated. They can be the simplest habit changes. Plus, we want to help! In […] Read Full Article ⟩

5 Easy Ways To Live A ‘Greener’ Lifestyle

Jump-Start Your Green Habits In the process of living a more green lifestyle you don’t have to go above and beyond to make an impact. Making large changes in your lifestyle can be overwhelming and may just lead you to a complete halt in your effort to be more environment friendly. We at Bay Area […] Read Full Article ⟩

Electronic Waste Expert Tips | 9 & 10 News

Electronic Waste Stream in Michigan Were you aware that electronic waste also known as “e-waste” is the fastest growing waste stream in Michigan? Electronics can be defined as anything with a battery or power cord and can have many harmful chemicals in them. It is important that your electronics get properly recycled and don’t end […] Read Full Article ⟩

Composting Expert Tips | 9 & 10 News

Reduce Food Waste in Michigan Did you know that food waste makes up 15% of what we landfill here in Michigan? Andy Gale from Bay Area Recycling for Charities talks composting on Expert Tips from 9 & 10 news. He gives us 3 easy steps to reduce our food waste stream through backyard composting.  […] Read Full Article ⟩

BARC’s Recycling Secrets

BARC Featured On Recycler Secrets Podcast Our very own Andy Gale had the pleasure of sitting down with Jonathon Matthews of the Recycler Secrets Podcast to talk all things BARC! In the podcast these two dive into the topics of mattress recycling, electronic waste, event recycling, zero landfill events, and compostable plastics. You will also […] Read Full Article ⟩

Simple Tips For a Greener Holiday Season

Celebrate the Holidays in Greener Ways The days that fall between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day are full of opportunities to celebrate. Unfortunately, many of the common ways we celebrate this happy season—eating and drinking, decorating, traveling, shopping, and gift giving, are hard on our environment. Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving […] Read Full Article ⟩

7 Smart Ways to Reduce Waste at your Northern Michigan Wedding

Northern Michigan is a wedding mecca. Lake Michigan coastline and charming lakeside towns border this wedding-destination paradise, filled with vineyards, cherry orchards, and picturesque antique barns. The area’s natural environment is why couples are drawn to host their wedding here. It is also why it is so crucial to consider a wedding’s impact on that […] Read Full Article ⟩

Breaking Down Electronics Recycling

What to do with defuncted electronics If you are like many people, you have defunct electronics laying around your home. Perhaps it is an old TV, spent batteries, last year’s cell phone, or an ancient laptop or desktop computer. In fact, 75% of old electronics in existence are still in people’s homes. Whatever the case, […] Read Full Article ⟩