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Traverse City, MI 49686
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Mission StatementThe mission of the Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department (RecycleSmart) is to protect the public health and environment of our community by efficiently managing waste materials with a focus on resource conservation.
The Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners envision:
A COMMUNITY that preserves the beautiful and healthy environment making Grand Traverse County a desirable community in which to live where the safety of its community is of utmost concern and who focuses on the well-being of all its people.
A COUNTY GOVERNMENT that collaborates with other units of government on common issues for the benefit of the community and its individuals that encourages risk taking and innovation to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our services and to better serve our constituents where all our customers have ready and easy access to government services.
Plans are being made for a late May, 2015 HHW Collection and will be announced in mid May.
Bay Area Recycling For Charties
2014 Take It Back “Recycler of the Year”
Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery (RecycleSmart) announced Bay Area Recycling For Charities (BARC) as the 2014 Take It Back “Recycler of the Year”. BARC will be formally recognized and a plaque presented at the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners, Resource Management & Administration committee meeting to be held Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 6 pm. Meeting location is the Governmental Center, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, 2nd floor Commissioner Chambers.
Each year a local business is selected to receive the Take It Back Recycling Program “Recycler of the Year” Award for their commitment in assisting Grand Traverse County residents reduce, reuse, and recycle materials that would otherwise have ended up in a landfill.
Six years ago founder Andy Gale established Bay Area Recycling for Charities, a non-profit (501(3), offering comprehensive waste management services and compostable products for your home, business or event.
BARC accomplishments include:
> Opened new recycling facility during 2014 located at 1732 Barlow St., Traverse City.
> Accepts electronic devices that ‘plug in” or runs on batteries (Cell phones, Computers, TV’s etc…)
> Provides unique recycling solutions for difficult items such as used vegetable oil and bed mattresses.
> Consistently provides updates to Resource Recovery staff for the Take It Back recycling program.
> Promotes composting solutions rather than landfill alternatives.
> Assist Resource Recovery staff in promoting RecycleSmart department programs and goals.
Andy Gale and Bay Area Recycling for Charities demonstrates what can be done by promoting and practicing waste diversion programs within Grand Traverse County.
Governor Snyder Announces Statewide Recycling Initiative
Effort will help Michigan become leader in residential recycling
Monday, April 14, 2014