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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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What We Do

November 17, 2017 // Fun Facts

My How we a have Grown BARC is growing and giving! We are always striving to achieve our mission’s objectives of recycling and giving back to the many local non-profit within the our Northern Michigan community. In addition to residential and business recycling, we have grown our services to create a larger impact. We would […]

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The Dirt on Composting

September 8, 2017 // Fun Facts, Good to Know

The art of composting has several different factors that work together to create an organic matter. Broken down by microorganisms into this useable form, it aids in environmental well-being while offering nutrients rich for plant growth. The benefits are seen daily, from reducing methane emissions in landfills to minimizing the need for chemical fertilizers.   […]

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The Importance of Mattress Recycling for Our Environment

July 18, 2017 // Fun Facts, Good to Know

In America, we dispose of nearly 20 million mattresses each year. This leads to taking up around 132,000 square miles of landfill space. With the normal lifespan of a mattress being a mere 7-8 years, this can add up quickly to become a staggering statistic.  Using mattress recycling is a great way to not only […]

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Together We Can Do So Much

February 22, 2017 // Fun Facts, Good to Know

9 & 10 News – Proud Partner of BARC Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) is, by definition, an organization whose purpose is something other than making a profit. Our goal is not only to be financially successful, but to be successful in terms of helping the environment. We try to accomplish this goal through our recycling services, […]

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Zero Waste Events Made Easy

January 4, 2017 // BARC Services, Events

Get your Party Started with BARC It’s easy to see why the Traverse City area has become the most popular destination in Northern Michigan for hosting events. There are plenty of parks for camping, family picnics and corporate gatherings. We have breathtaking views that make the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. There are vast miles […]

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Mattress Recycling in Traverse City, Michigan

October 25, 2016 // BARC Services, Good to Know

Responsibly dispose of your unwanted mattresses and box springs by recycling them with BARC Whether moving across town or across the country or, just replacing an old worn out mattress, dealing with the nuisance of an old mattress is a challenge. Bay Area Recycling for Charities, can help you responsibly dispose of your unwanted mattress in […]

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