Kent County Recycling & Education Center will accept paperback books and phone books for recycling, but not hardcover books or textbooks.  An excellent option for old books is reuse – sell or donate your old books.

 

Books for Soldiers

Accepts used books for soldiers to read while serving overseas.

Mail-in program.

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Cascade Engineering
5175 36th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-975-4800

Accepts electronics, cell phones, ink jet cartridges, office supplies, books, phone books, magazines, eyeglasses, sports equipment, winter clothing for children, and business attire for women.

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Goodwill Retail & Donation Centers
616-532-4200

Accepts working or broken computers/laptops/monitors, software, cameras, working flat-screen televisions (no CRT TV’s), furniture, household goods, clothing, books, etc.

Multiple locations.

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North Kent Community Services
10075 Northland Dr NE
Rockford, MI 49341
616-866-3478

Accepts clothing, shoes, accessories, handbags, books, records, CDs, DVDs, working electronics, small working appliances (no large appliances or refrigerators), housewares, sporting goods, toys.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for reuse and recycling.

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Operation Paperback
641-715-3900 x137267

Accepts used books for soldiers to read while serving overseas.

Mail-in program.

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PaperGator
616-281-4502

Accepts newsprint, catalogs/magazines, junk mail, phone books, office/school paper, hard and soft cover books.  Please visit the website for a complete list of what is or is not accepted for recycling.

Multiple locations.

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Salvation Army of West Michigan & Northern Indiana
616-459-3433

Accepts clothing, furniture, appliances, household goods, books, vehicles, etc.

Multiple locations.

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