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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I drop off or recycle my mattress or eWaste?

At our recycling  facility located at 1732 Barlow Traverse City, MI 49686

Do you pick up mattress or eWaste?

Yes for a small fee, please inquire

What does BARC Recycle?barc poster small Frequently Asked Questions

We take almost anything—the usual suspects like paper, plastic, glass and metal, and also stuff you may not think could be recycled like computers and other electronics, clothing, batteries, light bulbs, furniture, mattresses and much more. Check out our ever-growing list here. Not sure something can be recycled? Contact us. We will do our best to recycle it!

Where does BARC offer recycling services?

Our recycling services are currently offered in Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Antrim, Leelanau, Benzie and Manistee counties.

How do I sign up?

Start service or order products here, or call (231) 360-1231. You can also email us at

How often should I schedule BARC to pick up my recycling?  

A typical family of four or less would need pick up once a month, but you can opt for bi-weekly pick ups. For businesses, we create a plan based on your needs. Contact us to get started.

How does BARC bill for service?

We invoice on the first of each month for that month. You can also pay your bill securely via our Web site here.

What happens to our recycling after BARC picks it up?

We take recycling up to our plant in Maple City and further sort it. Cardboard, plastic, paper, glass and metal are then shipped to brokers here in Michigan where it is sold into the market. Much of the stuff stays here in Michigan, but some of it makes it way to other states and sometimes other countries for processing. We guarantee that everything we pick up is recycled to the best of our ability, but we cannot recycle contaminated materials, so please clean your plastic, glass and metal!

Thanks for Supporting Bay Area Recycling!