Books that have resale value may be donated to a variety of local non-profit organizations that sponsor periodic sales. You may also consider donating books in good condition to your local library or school for reuse. Below is a list of local book resellers that accept books for resale (call ahead to determine what is accepted). Also consider purchasing used books to save resources and support the local economy!
Hope Resale Store, Middlebury, (802) 388-2522
Monroe Street Books, Middlebury (802) 398-2200
Otter Creek Used Books, Middlebury (802) 388-3241
Recycled Reading of Vermont, Bristol (802) 453-5982
Sandy’s Books and Bakery, Rochester (802) 767-4258
Book Sales in Vermont (Online listing of sales around the state).
Hardcover and softcover books that are clean and dry may also be brought to the District Transfer Station for reuse or recycling. Please call us at (802) 388-2333 before bringing large quantities. Please do not bring magazines, brochures, periodicals, flyers, or catalogs; these items should be placed directly in your blue bin for recycling. All paperback books (clean, dry, and preferably without reuse potential) are also recyclable and can be placed directly in your blue bin and picked up with the rest of your curbside recycling. Do not put hardcover books in with your blue-bin recycling.
Hard and soft cover
- Residential: $1 per load
- Business: $5 per load
For items accepted at the discretion of the scalehouse operator
- Per Visit: Dropping off (50 lbs or less) or Just Visiting Admin Fee: $1 per visit
- Household goods weighing more than 50 lbs: $4 each