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Electronics Recycling

eWaste Michigan

Bay Area Recycling for Charities recycles anything with a plug. In partnership with eRecycle TC, we properly recycle, reuse or repurpose your electronics while protecting the environment. Each year millions of pounds of eWaste is dumped into the landfill. These items take hundreds of years to break down and leak harmful toxins into our air, water and soil. Help solve the problem and call BARC for your broken or obsolete computers and electronics.

Drop off Location

Traverse City, MI

Drop off Hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. No Weekend Drop-offs Please.

Pick up Service

For a $30 – $50 fee we will pick up any and all eWaste items for individuals within the 6 county area of Northern Michigan. The counties include: Grand Traverse, Antrim, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Benzie, and Manistee.

Schedule a Pick up

Please fill out this form with some basic information, we’ll review our truck schedule and follow up with you on pricing, pick-up fees, and timing. Special Pick-ups are generally scheduled weekly on Friday’s.  Please inform us if you need a pick up on a particular day and we will try and accommodate.

Schedule a Pickup
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Community Recycling Event Details

Recycle Fees

  • Laptops/Desktop computers, Cell Phones & Mixed Wire: $5.00
  • Mixed Electronics: $0.50/lb
  • CRT TV’s
    • Small- 12″ or less – $10
    • Medium- 13″-32″ – $20
    • Large- over 32″ – $30
    • Rear projection over 40″ – $40
  • Flat Screen TVs
    • Under 32″ – $20
    • Over 32″ – $30
  • Flat Screen Monitors  – $5
  • CRT Monitors  – $20
  • Commercial Copier, Scanner, Printer – $40
  • Household Appliances – Vacuum, Microwave, etc. – $10
  • Misc Wires – $0.25/lb
  • Bulbs
    • $1/CFL, $3/48″, $5/96″, (over 20 bulbs/bulk discount of 25%)
  • Batteries
    • Alkaline/all others $1/lb.
    • Laptop batteries/Lithium Ion – $2.00
    • Lead Acid batteries – $5.00
  • Large Appliances

For BARC’s full pricing sheet – CLICK HERE

FAQ's About Electronic Recycling with BARC

eWaste means Electronic Waste. Common items include: TVs, computers, office equipment, printers, entertainment devices, DVD players, mobile phones, small kitchen appliances, and batteries.

No, these household appliances contain Freon which needs to be properly discharged before it can be safely recycled. This means it cannot be lumped in with all the other eWaste items. However, they can be recycled and BARC can take care of this for you. Learn more here. (link to refrigerator recycling).