We are excited to announce that we have reopened our drop off and special pick up services. Read more about our new Covid-19 safety protocols and how you can help everyone stay safe.

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

Shop Back-to-School at the Kaleva Resale Store

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩

Reduce Waste & Leave No Trace

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩

Pedalin’ Into Summer!

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩

April Compost Brings May Flowers!

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 […] Read Full Article ⟩

Why to Switch to a Green Roof

Happy Earth month BARC friends! With Earth Day approaching, we wanted to highlight an incredible local company, Inhabitect, and the work they do with green roofs. Let’s dive into benefits of these eco-friendly roofs and find out what BARC is up to in the future with Inhabitect. What are some benefits of green roofs? They […] Read Full Article ⟩

Stay in the Know! Upcoming Spring Recycling & Waste Events

It’s Almost Springtime! Hi BARC family! As we head into spring, we have some updates and upcoming event reminders for you. As businesses begin to open back up and life resumes a little closer to what we are used to, we want to encourage you to take steps to make a difference this year. If […] Read Full Article ⟩

Local Greenie Guide: How to Take Eco-Action

Greenie Guide is Here to Help! Happy February! This month we want to highlight some important info from “Greenie Guide” to help inform our community on how to make “green” decisions every day. From composting, to taking eco-action, to staying involved during the pandemic, Greenie Guide has amazing articles that will help you stay informed […] Read Full Article ⟩

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2021 Resolutions for Recycling

Happy New Year BARC friends! We hope you had a wonderful 2020, or at least made the most out of this year. Thank you for your endless support and for staying tuned in to our blog and social media! 2021 is going to be a better year for us all! With a new year starting, […] Read Full Article ⟩

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Season’s Greetings! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to our BARC family! We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this holiday season. Even though we may be traveling less and limiting our gatherings, our Christmas’s can still be the most wonderful time of the year.  American household waste increases by about 25% between Thanksgiving […] Read Full Article ⟩

No Tricks, All Treats with a Green Halloween

Eat candy, celebrate, and stay Green! Happy Fall everyone! Time to get your fall decor out, carve local pumpkins, create fun costumes, and have a blast in the local orchards and corn-mazes! We can still participate in the fall festivities while adhering to the CDC guidelines and recommendations. BARC encourages a fun Halloween season while […] Read Full Article ⟩