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Electronic Recycling

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What is eWaste?

Electronic waste is basically anything with a plug. Common eWaste items are TVs, computers, office equipment, printers, entertainment devices, dvd players, mobile phones, small kitchen appliances, and batteries.

Did you know that many electronics contain toxic substances such as lead, zinc and mercury? Millions of obsolete computers, monitors, keyboards, scanners, printers, copiers, cell phones and other electronics are mindlessly tossed into landfills each year, taking hundreds of years to break down, leaching toxins into our environment. Our eWaste Michigan program recycles, reuses or repurposes your electronics.  Please think of BARC for your broken or obsolete computers and electronics.

Bay Area Recycling for Charities – New Traverse City Location

We are now located in the EPI Building with EmbroidMe
1567 S. Airport Road, Door H
Traverse City, MI 49686
Map Directions for Pick-ups and Drop-offs >
(231) 632-2272

We are back to taking all drop-offs including Mattresses and TVs at our Traverse City Location. The Kaleva Location is STILL CLOSED until further notice.

Recycle Costs:

  • All Electronics: $5/Bin
  • Laptops, Tower Computers: Free to Recycle
  • Copy machines, printers, microwaves, flat screen monitors: $5
  • TV’s (CRT, LCD, Plasma, CRT Monitors)
    • Less than 32″: $20
    • Greater than 32″: $40
  • Projection TV’s
    • Less than 40″: $20
    • Greater than 40″: $40
  • Bulbs: $1/CFL, $3/48″, $5/96″
  • Batteries: $1/lb.
  • Mattress/Boxspring:  $20/Each
  • Mixed Recycling: $3/40 Gallon Bag
  • Refrigerators: $20
  • A/C Units & Dehumidifiers: $10

Drop off Service: 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. Please call us at (231) 632-2272 or you use the form to the right to schedule a pick up.

Did you know you can recycle your Appliances with BARC?

Cherryland Electric and TCL&P have made BARC their refrigerator recycler for their appliance rebate program.  Refrigerators need to have their Freon properly discharged before they can be safely recycled.  BARC takes care of this for you. Additionally Cherryland Electric and TCL&P may offer a rebate to customers that are looking to safely dispose of their refrigerators.  In fact they offer a lot of great rebates to customers that are upgrading their appliances.  Learn more at the and website.

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Bay Area Recycling for Charities has partnered with Grand Traverse Industries

Working together we were able to acquire and now operate TC eWaste, a local eWaste recycling company. Renamed eWaste Michigan, BARC will manage the day-to-day operations and is excited about expanding further into recycling eWaste.

Contact us for more information on eWaste Michigan

Thanks for Supporting Bay Area Recycling!