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Composting Expert Tips | 9 & 10 News

December 14, 2018 // Great Ideas, In the News

Reduce Food Waste in Michigan – Composting Tips 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 […]

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BARC’s Recycling Secrets

December 7, 2018 // Good to Know

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 […]

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Simple Tips For a Greener Holiday Season

November 29, 2018 // Good to Know, Great Ideas

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 […]

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Smart ways to reduce wedding waste

7 Smart Ways to Reduce Waste at your Northern Michigan Wedding

October 18, 2018 // BARC Services, Good to Know

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 […]

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Breaking Down Electronics Recycling

August 13, 2018 // Fun Facts

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, […]

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BARC Location Update

July 15, 2018 // Good to Know

BARC is moving!  We will have a new facility in the Traverse City Area starting on July 23, 2018, and will resume drop-offs AFTER July 23. The Kaleva Location is STILL CLOSED until further notice. Visit the new locations page for Traverse City > Our facility at Airport Road and La Frainer will be CLOSED FOR […]

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Who and What is Bay Area Recycling For Charities?

Who and What is Bay Area Recycling For Charities?

July 10, 2018 // Good to Know

As a friendly reminder, we thought you should know that Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) is more than just a recycling company. We take pride in providing services that help grow and preserve our local community in many ways. From an environmental and philanthropy standpoint it is our vision to make things better. Let’s […]

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Think Global. Act Local.

April 20, 2018 // Friend Raiser

April 22nd is the day that Global Action is taken for the sake of Earth.  It is a day that political action and civic participation comes together to make a positive impact for the world that we live in. Although it is important to Think Global, it is ever more crucial to Act Local. As […]

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Thank You to an Incredible Community

March 30, 2018 // Kaleva

A Note from Andy Gale The past few months have been filled with a lot of emotions over here at BARC. As you all know our Kaleva Facility took significant damage due to a fire on January 9th this winter. We have been working hard to get this facility back up and running to its […]

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Kaleva recycling center ‘not going anywhere’ after fire

January 29, 2018 // Kaleva

KALEVA — After a blaze left most of Kaleva’s Bay Area Recycling for Charities building in ruins on Tuesday afternoon, the company is now searching for ways to continue its mission. Andy Gale, BARC founder and president, said the nonprofit, which offers comprehensive waste management services and compostable products, is not giving up hope. The company’s founder said he is […]

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The BARC Fire Relief Fund

January 18, 2018 // Fund Raiser, Kaleva

Our Story After last week’s fire at Bay Area Recycling for Charities Kaleva, Michigan recycling facility, many people in our community are curious about the state of our beloved non-profit.  We are happy to report that, due to the hard work of the Maple Grove Township Firehouse, Dickson Township Firehouse, Bear Lake Township Firehouse, Cleon […]

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Let’s work together to make things better in 2018!

December 26, 2017 // Fund Raiser

A Note from Andy Gale, Founder of Bay Area Recycling for Charities Dear BARC Supporter: This holiday season, while reflecting on all you’ve gained over the past year, I’d like you to also take a moment to think about all the things you removed from your life. As someone who supports BARC’s mission you know […]

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