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Earth Day – 1/2 Off Drop Off

Earth Day Event at BARC

This year on Earth Day BARC will have an Mattresses, Electronics, Refrigerators drop off from 8am to 12pm. All mattresses, TV’s and Refrigerators will be half price ($10 each in lieu of $20) to inspire everyone to get out and take part of this special day. Come on by our shop at 1732 Barlow Street (just two buildings north of the post office and across from the Secretary of State) in the Menlo Warehouse.

Please NO Tires, NO Furniture, NO Hazardous Household Waste!

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Together We Can Do So Much

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, educating the community and supporting local charities. However, getting the word out on the street about our mission can be challenging. That is why we are so grateful for our partnership with Northern Michigan’s News Leader – 9 & 10 News.

9 & 10 News has been an amazing and positive media source for BARC. With the help of their talented media consultants, we have been able to increase visibility and educate more members of the Northern Michigan community on our recycling services than ever before. Now, everyone from the shoreline of Lake Michigan to Alpena and just North of Grand Rapids to Sault Ste Marie, knows there is a smarter way to recycle mattresses, air-conditioning units, televisions, refrigerators and more.

Of course, as with any of the Bay Area Recycling for Charities partnerships, we do our part too. In exchange for 9 & 10 News’ help with our advertising and education efforts, BARC helps them with their recycling efforts. We have set up a recycling system at their facilities, recycle a mountain of VHS tapes and more. We are very proud to be partners with Northern Michigan’s News Leader. As Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Thank you 9 & 10 News and Mane Content.

Visit our You Tube channel to view all of our videos!

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Zero Waste Events Made Easy



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 of trails to host running and snowmobile races. And, let’s not forget about all the fabulous outdoor festivals that happen here too. As the number of people that visit and host events in the Traverse City area increases, so does the amount of plastic and paper products that go into our landfills. So, how do we keep our Nature’s paradise clean and help the environment? One solution is to make your event a Zero Waste Event with help from Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC).



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.



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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Pour for More

So excited to announce the official participating venues: Rare Bird Brewpub, The Filling Station Microbrewery, BLK MRKT, The Little Fleet, Brewery Terra Firma, Taproot Cider House,Brewery Ferment, Short’s Brewing Company,Earthen Ales, The Workshop Brewing Company,Olives and Wine and more to come!
This month’s featured nonprofit is Bay Area Recycling for Charities. Enjoy the Pour for More drink at any of these venues to support a good cause!



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Rare Bird sponsors BARC

rare-bird-logoRare Bird sponsors a non-profit organization monthly! Each month they donate a portion of their beer sales to a featured non-profit. BARC is honored to be selected as the featured non-profit for the month of January. This is possibly the easiest way to give to BARC, so go pull up a stool, order a beer and give a big cheers to BARC!!

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