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Community Education

Engaging and Energizing our Community

Spreading Green Knowledge

In addition to providing comprehensive recycling services, eco-friendly products and zero-waste event support, Bay Area Recycling for Charities is also a leader in local green education. We work hard to spread knowledge about recycling, composting, and other green principles and practices throughout the communities we serve.

Speaking Engagements

Looking for a dynamic and topical–and free–speaker at your next event or gathering? We’d love to come and share BARC’s collective decades of hard-earned green knowledge with your participants or members. Please reach out to us at info@mybarc.com to schedule a speaking event today!

Education Committee

To further our goal of spreading green knowledge throughout the communities we serve, BARC has created an all-volunteer Education Committee. To learn more or to join, please email jordan@mybarc.org

Resource Library

We’re working hard to put together a free digital resource library of green knowledge. How does this recycling process work? Where can I recycle that? BARC’s Resource Library will eventually answer these questions and many more. It will be a great one-stop tool for everyone from die-hard environmental advocates to budding recyclers. Stay tuned for more details!

Featured Articles

What Happens to What You Recycle With BARC?

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! Read Full Article ⟩

BARC is experiencing staffing issues due to covid outbreak

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩

Celebrating Our Conservation Efforts with the BARC Expo & Fundraiser

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! Read Full Article ⟩

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

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! Read Full Article ⟩

BARC & North Ed Program Collaboration

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

Year In Review: 2021

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩

Repurpose for the Holidays

Tis the season! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the BARC family! This season at a glance is already shaping up to be very different versus years past. Today we are going to put a spotlight on the importance of repurpose shopping for the holidays. Christmas and Holiday shopping is […] Read Full Article ⟩

Season of Thanks!

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩

What’s Poppin’ in the Commons

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩

Fall Events, Cold Beer, & BARC!

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩