Responsibly Upgrade with BARC this Holiday Season As the 2023 holiday season approaches, with Black Friday deals and the anticipation of holiday gifts, it’s a perfect time to consider your recycling strategy for the year. Often, in the excitement of acquiring new electronic devices, people tend to overlook what to do with their old gadgets […]
Going Out To Eat and the Environment Nothing beats going out to your favorite restaurant, ordering the best things on the menu, and leaving the heavy culinary lifting to the professionals. Here at BARC, we love to go out and support our community by eating at local restaurants in the area. It’s a great way […]
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 […]
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 […]
Here at BARC, we love a good party. Getting together with friends and family to celebrate big or small life moments like getting married, cheering on your favorite football team, or observing a holiday is what makes life special. However, we like to party smart by ensuring our negative environmental impact is minimal. By throwing […]
How To Recycle A House Plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, junk mail, old newspapers, and magazines: These are just a few of the items that might land in your recycling bin on a day-to-day basis. But Traverse City’s Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) has a more ambitious view of what recycling can be. Known already […]
We usually start by deconstructing items destined for the landfill into their material components that can be used to manufacture new goods in downstream markets. If you have ever wondered what happens to the things you recycle at BARC, this blog will go into detail on how we process specific items!
Every April, the entire world gathers to celebrate the one thing we all have in common: our planet! It’s a wonderful time to discuss environmental issues, support environmentally friendly businesses, and nonprofits focused on conservation. This April, BARC is celebrating our conservation efforts by hosting the BARC Expo & Fundraiser!
Looking Back On 2021 Looking back on this year, BARC has been working hard to make sure recyclable materials are kept out of landfills. BARC is a great resource for home and business recycling. We also offer other recycling services, from electronics to mattress and refrigerator/freezer recycling, to more out-of-the-box services like deconstruction, composting, and […]
Springtime Composting Happy May BARC friends! We are focusing on composting this month! We wanted to feature some amazing local businesses around Northern Michigan and talk about our compostable serviceware and composting services. It’s time to make a change and start composting! How do I start a compost pile? BARC wants to help you make […]
Let’s Work Together for a Sustainable Community. It is a new year, but our goals are not entirely new. The core of our mission remains consistent: let’s work together to make things better. Join BARC to create a more sustainable community in 2020 by diverting more waste from landfills and learning more about how we […]
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 […]