Bob Silva

Robert Silva former BARS President and Vice President

Bob Silva was BARS President from 2010 to 2012 and BARS Vice President from 2008 to 2010. While Bob was president, he started the BARS scholarship for returning college students and the BARS monthly newsletter to members. Bob was present at every BARS event, often with his granddaughter, Emma, and volunteered for the Barnstable Department of Natural Resources as long as he could. BARS will miss Bob tremendously.

Ed Dutton

Edward P. Dutton

Ed was BARS’ first president. Ed loved the camaraderie and the jovial structure of this new non-profit that has continued until today, 22 years later. Finding a shared value of Barnstable’s shellfish, many of BARS members have become personal friends and Ed was a friend to many of BARS members, past and present. There will never be another Ed Dutton, and we wish him peace since he passed away in August, 2023 at age 97.

BARS will be at the Barnstable Transfer Station in July

BARS members at the recycling shed at the Barnstable Transfer Station

BARS is at the recyclable bottles and cans shed at the Barnstable Transfer Station for July, 2024. Money raised will go towards BARS’ scholarship fund for Cape Cod students.

Thank You BARS Supporters!

BARS Supporters

BARS wishes to thank the following local vendors who have given support to our organization. We encourage all BARS members to frequent these businesses.

Paul Wasilewski 1936–2021

Paul Wasilewski at West Barnstable Village Festival 2013

Paul “Ski” Wasilewski Jr, of Hyannis, passed peacefully with his wife by his side on December 04, 2021. Paul chronicled BARS’ history from its inception through the lens of his camera.

Andre Sampou – Father, Environmental Hero, BARS Founder

Andre Sampou, founding member of BARS

Andre Peter Sampou of West Barnstable passed away on November 20, 2021 at age 90 surrounded by his loved ones. BARS extends its condolences to all of Andre’s family and friends. He was a founding member of BARS, which had its first meeting in 2001 at his farm in West Barnstable. BARS will forever miss Andre Sampou.

A Successful July for BARS at the Barnstable Recycling Shed

BARS volunteers celebrating last day at the shed for 2021

Thank you everyone who volunteered at the recycling shack and all those who donated their returnable bottles and cans. Shown here are some photos of those who showed up the last day to help clean the shack; empty the container of bags of cans and boxes of bottles into the truck to be returned to the manufacturers; and finally, to celebrate the end of a job well done.

BARS is Back at the Barnstable Transfer Station

BARS is at the recyclable bottles and cans shed at the Barnstable Transfer Station for the rest of July. Money raised will go towards BARS’ scholarship fund for Cape Cod students.

BARS is at the redeemable bottles and cans shed at the Barnstable Transfer Station for the rest of July. Money raised will go towards BARS’ scholarship fund for Cape Cod students. This is BARS’ biggest fundraiser of the… Read More

George E. Lloyd, Jr. – May 16th 1937– June 8th, 2021

George E. Lloyd, Jr.

Osterville – George E. Lloyd Jr., 84, formerly of Melrose, passed away on June 8th at his home in Osterville, MA. Born on May 16th 1937, in Malden, Massachusetts, George was the son of the late George Lloyd,… Read More

Barnstable Oyster Season Safety Protocols 2020–2021

The Town of Barnstable has issued safety protocols for the 2020–2021 oyster season. Please observe the following safety protocols during oyster season to best ensure the health and safety of yourself and Town staff. For Bay Street, Osterville… Read More