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.

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BARC Makes Saving the Planet Easy

We make it easy for you to responsibly recycle your unwanted items and waste. Simply schedule a pickup and Bay Area Recycling will do the rest. We serve the northern Michigan counties of Grand Traverse, Antrim, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Benzie and Manistee.

Contact us and together we can make recycling easier.


Recycling Charge: BARC assesses a $20 recycling charge for most items (for larger and less common items BARC may need to assess an additional fee).

Pickup Charge: BARC assesses a $30 pickup charge for items collected within 15 miles of our Traverse City Facility, and $50-$75 for collections beyond a 15 mile radius.

Pickup Days and Times

Pickup Date: BARC conducts Special Pickups mainly on Saturdays. We generally schedule 1-2 weeks out, AFTER this form is completed, so please plan accordingly. Please advise if you have special pick-up needs.

Pickup Time: Unfortunately, BARC cannot give exact pickup times. However, a member of our pickup team will work with you to schedule a pick-up and we will call you 30 minutes prior to pickup. If possible, we highly encourage you to move your items outside so you will not need to be present at the time of pickup.


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Please fill out this form with some basic information, we’ll review your request and respond by email with a pick up date.

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