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Alternative Transportation For A Smart Commute

May 24, 2019 // Good to Know, Great Ideas

What is alternative transportation and why should you do it? Simply put, alternative transportation is any form of transportation that is not a private automobile. Alternative modes of transportation are less harmful to our planet, reduce traffic, and ease parking shortages. Since most cars and trucks require a fuel source such as gas or diesel, […]

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Spring Into Composting | Everything you Need to Know

May 1, 2019 // Fun Facts, Good to Know

Composting 101 Do you compost? If not, why not? Composting has many benefits and is a wonderful way to reduce your food waste, grow a thriving garden, and contribute to a healthier planet. You may think it’s dirty, complicated, or labor-intensive, but the practice of composting is actually very approachable. We gathered some of the […]

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8 Local Volunteer Opportunities For Earth Day & More!

April 1, 2019 // Events, Good to Know, Great Ideas

Get involved in the month of April The spring melt in northern Michigan is officially upon us. As our surroundings thaw out we are all more inclined to do a little less hibernating and a lot more exploring our area. The month of April not only brings warmer weather, it also brings Earth Day (on […]

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Get Familiar With Climate Change

March 6, 2019 // Good to Know, Great Ideas

March is Climate Awareness Month for the #GreenerYearChallenge There is a lot of politicized buzz about our climate and climate change. Regardless of your politics, the fact remains: thousands of studies conducted by scientists across the globe have documented notable shifts in climate patterns affecting our land and marine ecosystems. These studies have identified human […]

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Winter 2019 Update

February 22, 2019 // Good to Know

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 […]

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Show Eco-Friendly Products Some Love

February 6, 2019 // Good to Know, Great Ideas

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 […]

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5 Easy Ways To Live A ‘Greener’ Lifestyle

January 14, 2019 // Good to Know, Great Ideas

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 […]

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Electronic Waste Expert Tips | 9 & 10 News

December 20, 2018 // Fun Facts, Good to Know, In the 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 […]

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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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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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