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BARC is always looking to grow our team with motivated dedicated community waste professionals. The work and hours can be demanding, but nothing worth doing ever comes easy. Responsible waste management is an important part of any sustainable community.

If you are interested in any of the positions detailed below, please complete the form and upload a copy of your resume.

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Here are the positions we currently have available


Driver – Traverse City

Job Title: Entry Level Compost/Recycling Route Driver

Starting Wage: $12 / Hour. Pay increases dependent upon job performance, attendance abilities.

Job Description: Route driver for Compost Recycling routes. The job ultimately is about keeping our community and planet as clean green as possible by collecting and diverting compost and recycling away from landfills and into the correct waste stream, where it will be further processed for best use. Job tasks will include, but not be limited to: Driving Pick-Up truck and trailer along compost or recycling route; Loading and unloading of compost or recycling bins into trailer along the route. Unload the trailer of collected contents at end of day. Help manage the compost site. Clean-up/clean out truck and trailer and fuel-up (if need be) at end of day. Check in with manager at end of day. JobReview after 90 days.


    • Must be 21 years of age or older.
    • Have a valid MI Driver’s License (you will need to obtain a Chauffer’s License upon employment with BARC).
    • Speak English and communicate in a clear and friendly manner.
    • Work minimum of 40 hours/week.; 5 day work week.

Ideal Candidate Will: Be a Team Player. Be personable, friendly and sociable to customers and fellow employees. Be mature, conscientious, dependable and responsible with job duties, customers and fellow employees. Dress appropriate for the job and be hygienically presentable. Enjoy driving and working outdoors. Adhere to all driving/safety laws; and the policies in BARC Employee Handbook. Work overtime when necessary; and work hours/days agreed upon at final interview.

If interested, please complete form below. 

Recycling Technician – Kaleva

Full Job Description

Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) is looking to fill positions at our Kaleva location. We are seeking reliable employees for our mattress & box spring Recycling Technician positions to help with our important mission of diverting waste from the environment. Other opportunities at our organization such as route drivers, forklift driver, special event worker, etc. often unfold for entry-level workers who show strong work ethic.

Job Type: Full Time

Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. Potential for Overtime.

Salary: $12.00/hr

Pay: Bi-Weekly

Benefits: PTO, Paid Holidays, 1 Telemedicine Voucher, & Bonuses based on performance.

Daily Duties will include, but are not limited to:

    • Disassemble various materials from recycled mattresses by hand with the assistance of tools.
    • Separating material and sorting into proper locations.
    • Will move materials and mattresses around warehouse using pallet jacks and/or fork lift.
    • Assisting with loading, and unloading trailers.
    • Bailing of mattress materials.
    • Shearing metal from wooden box springs.
    • Assists with other tasks around warehouse – cross training in other areas as directed.
    • Responsible for housekeeping in work area, as well as bathroom duties that are rotated between all employees weekly.
    • Other duties to be assigned deemed necessary.

Physical Demands:

    • This is a physical position in which you will be required to lift up to 50lbs, bend & stand for extended periods of time (up to 7.5 hours/day).
    • Also, will have exposure to conditions such as, but not limited to: dust, fumes, noise, and varying temperatures.

Position Requirements:

    • Follow all safety guidelines and participate as a fully-empowered team member, to achieve organization-wide goal of zero incidents.
    • Take direction and perform tasks within specified time frames and meet quotas in a fast paced environment.
    • Ability to multitask with excellent attention to detail.
    • Communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, and other personnel.
    • Maintain a clean and orderly work area for safe operation.
    • Have excellent attendance & punctuality as job is dependent on attendance.
    • Desire to work hard and improve job skills.

If interested, please fill out the form below, or apply on Indeed.

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