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Smart ways to reduce wedding waste

How To Throw Zero Waste Events with BARC

September 6, 2022 // BARC Services, Events

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 […]

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How To Recycle a House

August 22, 2022 // BARC Services, In the News

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 […]

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What Happens to What You Recycle With BARC?

June 7, 2022 // BARC Services, Fun Facts

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!

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Celebrating Our Conservation Efforts with the BARC Expo & Fundraiser

Celebrating Our Conservation Efforts with the BARC Expo & Fundraiser

April 7, 2022 // BARC Services, Events, Fund Raiser

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!

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Year In Review: 2021

January 11, 2022 // BARC Services, Fun Facts

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 […]

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April Compost Brings May Flowers!

May 10, 2021 // BARC Services, Good to Know

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 […]

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Additional safety protocols for Covid-19 as BARC reopens services

May 27, 2020 // BARC Services, Good to Know

Bay Area Recycling for Charities is pleased to announce that we will reopen our DROP OFF SERVICE at 466 US 31 South in Traverse City on Tuesday, May 26. Drop off hours are from 9am until 4pm from Monday through Friday. There are additional safety protocol in place: We request that when you arrive at […]

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BARC’s 2020 Vision

January 2, 2020 // BARC Services, Good to Know, Great Ideas

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 […]

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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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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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