BARC Recycling provides a community service by operating a full service recycling operation on our main campus at 2240 South Union Avenue. This industry provides jobs for our BARC clients, reduces landfill disposal and the City and County achieve their waste diversion mandates. We take pride in our program which processes over two million pounds of material each month. Our recycling programs operate throughout the greater Bakersfield area and Arvin. BARC also picks up waste office paper and recycles cardboard, and newspaper at our main yard.
In 2004, BARC won its third Quality Recognition award from Alcoa as being in the top 5% of all shippers. According to Bryan Steverson, chairman of the Alcoa Rigid Packaging UBC quality committee, consistently clean cans are key. “Load after load, BARC provides UBCs that are virtually free of moisture, dirt, glass, plastic and other materials,” he said. “They serve as a standard for the nearly 2,000 companies who ship UBCs to Alcoa, and we want to recognize their good work,” Steverson said.
BARC (Main Facility)
2240 S. Union Avenue
Between White Lane & Planz Road
Mon. – Fri. 8 am – 5 pm
Sat 8 am – 4 pm
We accept the following at the main facility:
All CRV Materials: Cans, glass, plastic
All Paper Grades: Cardboard, white and colored ledger, newspaper, magazines and junk mail.
Industrial/Commercial Services: Roll-off bins, baled material and mill-direct shipments.
Office Recycling Programs: From desk side to high-rise, custom tailored recycling service including, secure document shredding.
** Please note that we do NOT accept batteries.
Our Recycling Centers & Buyback Centers accept the following materials:
CRV Materials ONLY: Glass, Aluminum Cans and #1 & #2 Plastic
BARC Recycling diverts over 2.6 million pounds of material each month. BARC Recycling accepts almost 16,000 tons of material each year with 9,400 tons consisting of CRV materials
BARC Processes monthly:
- Approx. 500,000 lbs glass
- 300,000 lbs aluminum cans
- 700,000 lbs cardboard
- 125,000 lbs soda pop bottles
Did you know… 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.