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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Recycling for Charity

How to donate to our community through BARC...

Bay Area Recycling for Charity provides recycling services to residential customers and area businesses and also partners with non-profit organizations in their recycling programs to provide maximum benefit for local charities. Our partnerships with these local non-profits creates a means for fund-raising for them and inspires recycling at the grassroots level. Businesses and residential customers may designate a charity of their choice to be the recipient of the revenues resulting from their recycling partnership with BARC.

The most important part of BARC's mission is to give back to our community here in northwest lower Michigan. One of the ways we do this is through our Customer Shares program.
Annually, all customers accrue shares based on how much they recycle with us. We then offer our customers the opportunity to donate these shares (which translate to money!) to local non-profits of their choice. What an easy way to give back! Click on this link to read about BARC's donations in 2009: http://www.tcchamber.org/node/2156

Here is a list of organizations we have made donations to through our Customer Share Program and/or collaborated with:

Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Children's House

Children's Museum/Discovery Center

Freedom Builders Ministry

Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools

Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Preserve

Grand Traverse Conservation District

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy

The Grand Vision

Habitat for Humanity

Inland Seas

ISLAND (Institute for Sustainable Living and Natural Design)

LIAA (Land Information Access Association)

Leelanau Children's Center

Leelanau Conservancy

Leelanau Outdoor Center

Michigan Land Use Institute

Munson Hospice

NMEAC (Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council)

Rapid City School Pathfinder School SEEDS

TART (Traverse Area Recreation Trails)

Traverse City Christian Schools

Traverse City Film Festival

Wagbo Peace Center

Watershed Center

Wings of Wonder

If you are involved in a local non-profit organization and are interested in partnering with Bay Area Recycling for Charities through our Customer Shares program please Contact Us.


  1. A very interesting Initiative which will contribute for Both Charity and towards a cleaner, Greener Environment.

  2. Yes, it would be great if this kind of model were reproduced.