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A Year in Review: 2022 with BARC

January 11, 2023 // BARC Services, Fun Facts, Good to Know

In 2022, our dedicated team of passionate recycling enthusiasts embarked on a mission to divert dangerous and potentially valuable materials from landfills. Although it is hard work in an ever-changing landscape, we never shy away from a challenge. BARC is always determined to find a solution for every hard-to-recycle item by working together to make […]

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Electronic Recycling 101: Anything With a Cord

November 2, 2022 // BARC Services, Good to Know

Electronic Recycling 101 Guide As everyone gears up for holiday gift giving and especially Black Friday sales on technology, it’s a great time to think about how to recycle old electronics like TVs, game consoles, or laptops. Every year, approximately 40 million tons of electronic waste are generated worldwide. To put it in perspective, that […]

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How to Shop Sustainably For an Eco-Friendly School Year

August 4, 2022 // Good to Know, Kaleva

As summer break winds down and the new school year fast approaches, preparing to return to school can be a chore. No one wants to think about that long list of supplies their teachers gave them while trying to soak up the last days of the summer. Unfortunately, that is why most students rush through […]

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BARC is experiencing staffing issues due to covid outbreak

BARC is experiencing staffing issues due to covid outbreak

May 13, 2022 // Good to Know

BARC is currently experiencing a Covid outbreak among our staff members.  Therefore we are not fully operational at this time.  We are temporarily suspending our composting service due to staffing issues.  We are still available for recycling dropoff.  If you do stop by, please take every precaution required for your personal safety.  Please bear with […]

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Growing our Roots in Kaleva into a New Role Serving all of Manistee

March 3, 2022 // Fun Facts, Good to Know, Kaleva

When looking for a second location to grow our mission inspiring an environmentally conscious culture in Northern Michigan, the charming town of Kaleva stood out to the BARC team. In this blog, we are going to discuss all the reasons we love our community here in Kaleva and talk about our new role as Manistee County Recycling Program Manager!

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BARC & North Ed Program Collaboration

February 11, 2022 // Friend Raiser, Good to Know

Read to learn more about our partnership with NorthEd, an organization dedicated to giving students positive learning experiences in the classroom and community.

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Season of Thanks!

November 20, 2021 // Good to Know

Thank you to our Amazing Crew The season of giving is upon us and the BARC team would like to thank our amazing team members for their hard work and dedication to this team and for making the community greener! There is so much to be grateful for, not just this season but throughout the […]

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What’s Poppin’ in the Commons

October 10, 2021 // Events, Good to Know

Happy October! Happy October BARC friends! Fall activities are approaching in Northern Michigan! It’s time to explore pumpkin patches, enjoy fresh apple cider, find your way through corn mazes, and support your local businesses at farmer’s markets. One great place that hosts local events, and has tons of adorable shops and restaurants is The Village at […]

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Fall Events, Cold Beer, & BARC!

September 5, 2021 // Events, Good to Know

Mark Your Calendars! Fall is approaching and so are zero-waste events, beer festivals, concerts, weddings, and more! BARC is excited to be involved in a handful of events this fall, so we wanted to highlight some of our favorites! Recent Events Weddings in the Woods! Last month, BARC was honored to provide compost & recycling […]

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Shop Back-to-School at the Kaleva Resale Store

August 2, 2021 // Good to Know, Great Ideas, Kaleva

BIG BARC Announcement Hi BARC friends! While summer is closing in and the kiddos are getting ready to back-to-school shop, it is the perfect time to announce that our Kaleva Resale Shop is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! BARC has been working on setting up a resale shop for months, and it’s finally here and up and […]

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Reduce Waste & Leave No Trace

July 7, 2021 // Fun Facts, Good to Know

BARC’s Monthly Goals This month we are focusing on “Leaving No Trace”. With summer activities planned and adventuring outdoors in the beautiful weather, BARC wants to equipped our readers to be conscientious of our surroundings and treat the Earth well. We have lots of resources available to allow all of us to make a change […]

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Pedalin’ Into Summer!

June 7, 2021 // Events, Good to Know, Great Ideas

June is Bike Month! Hi BARC friends, this month we are focusing on BIKING, helping the environment, connecting with our community, and everything in between! We have a few featured bike shops and nonprofits we want to share with you, and how they are impacting our communities with their services and events! Biking to Save […]

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