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 Connect
10075 Northland Dr NE
Rockford, MI 49341
616-866-3478

Accepts clothing, shoes, accessories, handbags, books, records, CDs, DVDs, working electronics (no TVs or computers), small working appliances (no large appliances or refrigerators), housewares, sporting goods, and toys.  Please no furniture or building materials.  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, shredded paper, 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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