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Books (hardcover)

Disposal options

If the items are in good condition, consider donating them to an organization for reuse. See some local options on our Reuse & Donation Options page.

Hardcover books are accepted at any CSWD Drop-Off Center for recycling. Please keep them separate from blue bin recyclables, as they cannot be processed in the same system. Our Drop-Off Centers have a specific collection location for hardcover books.


Free if clean & dry.

Trash fees apply to books with mold or mildew.

Limitations, regulations and other specifications

Books must be clean and dry for recycling. Books with mold or mildew CANNOT be recycled, and should be placed in regular trash.

CSWD Drop-Off Centers accept up to 1 cubic yard of any material.

Large loads can be brought directly to a local processor (please call ahead for most up-to-date pricing):

529 Jasper Mine Rd
Colchester, VT 05446
Cost: $35/ton

33 Rewes Dr
St Albans City, VT 05478
Cost: $60/ton