BARC’s Recycling Division provides a community service by operating a full service recycling operation on our main campus at 2240 South Union Avenue. This division of BARC provides jobs for our clients and reduces landfill disposal for the City and County to achieve their waste diversion mandates. We take pride in our state-of-the-art facility which processes over 2.5 million pounds of material each month.
Recycling Fun Facts:
- A plastic bottle can be purchased, recycled, processed and back on the store shelf in 7 days.
- Recycling an aluminum can uses only 5% of the energy required to make a new one. Recycling glass uses only 50% of the energy.
- Every ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water and eliminates 60 pounds of air pollution.