We are excited to announce that we have reopened our drop off and special pick up services. Read more about our new Covid-19 safety protocols and how you can help everyone stay safe.
BARC Reopens w/ New Safety Protocols

BARC's 2020 Vision

BARC's 2020 Vision
Zero Waste Events
For Our Community

Zero Waste Events For Our Community





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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. 100% of our profits are 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!


What Our Customers are Saying!

“Andy is like a godsend; our whole team gets along with him. It’s like gold to have him dove tail immediately with our team. We focus our time on the buildup to an event, so it’s great to have someone dedicated to the downslope of the event. Having BARC helping at the end of the event brings a lot of peace of mind to us as caterers.”

“Andy has an infectious personality and every member of team is passionate about their work. It is rare to see someone so dedicated to their ethos and culture. He cares so genuinely about things that most people turn a head to. The venues we work in are always left in better condition than we found them because BARC is involved. They are wonderful stewards of customer service”

“BARC is a great partner for a catering team. The catering team gets to focus on serving amazing food and taking care of guests. BARC handles the clean-up.”

  • Anonymous


“I cannot emphasize enough how smoothly the waste management went with BARC. Every wedding I’ve done that didn’t have BARC, no one knew whose responsibility hauling and sorting the waste was. Having BARC at your wedding is a no-brainer.”

Great company with a great cause.The team is amazing and I’m proud to be working for BARC!”

  • Jessica Scallions

“Great people, doing great things while supporting other great organizations. They did a great job ensuring the last large-scale event I was at was net-zero. Highly recommend.”

  • Eric Keller

“They do an awesome job recycling old unusable electronics.”

  • Janet Keith Kivell

“BARC is awesome!!! Thanks for helping keep our Traverse City clean and beautiful!!!”

  • Kevin Spagnuolo