Paperback books that are in good, sellable condition are accepted at the ReUse Center. Paperback books that need to be recycled are accepted in your curbside recycling bins, the Drop-Off Station, and the Recovery Yard.
Paperback books can go in your Ann Arbor curbside recycling bins, but hardback books cannot!
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Use the library!
Do any other places accept paperback books?
Kiwanis Thrift Sale. Accepted at:
All recyclable items should be washed, rinsed, and clean of all particulates of food and any liquid residue before placing them into the curbside bin.
Remove caps and lids and discard into the trash.
Residential curbside carts must be placed at the curb before 7 a.m. of the collection day.
When first arriving on-site, stop at the gatehouse to have your materials assessed and pay the appropriate fee (if applicable).
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The gatehouse staff will give you direction as to where your items should be placed.
Often you are required to visit several different areas and receptacles.
Unloading and loading assistance is often available. For a complete list of what is accepted, visit the Drop-Off About page.
Address: 2950 East Ellsworth Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Hours: Tues & Thurs: 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Closed Sun, Mon, Wed, and Fri
Prior to unloading, report to the reception area in the office to receive directions and assistance.
Please check our Recovery Yard Drop Off Price list as applicable fees will apply.
No liquids, paints or varnishes, No toxics, No alkaline batteries, food waste, asbestos, soil, sand nor deceased pets, livestock or wildlife.
Address: 7891 Jackson Road Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Public drop-off hours: Mon–Fri: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. (gate closes at 3:45 p.m.)
Sat: 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
Items for donating need to be in good, reusable condition. No torn, stained, or broken items will be accepted.
Simply follow the pavement arrows through the gates and look for the friendly ReUse staff and volunteers in bright-colored vests. Unloading and loading assistance is often available.
Tax donation slips are also available.
Address: 2420 South Industrial Hwy. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Closed on Mondays Tues.–Fri., 10 a.m.– 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.– 3 p.m.
Donation Days and Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.– 5 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.