Bring new or used books to the Recycling Center community shelves. We periodically thin the shelves and donate textbooks, encyclopedias, and out of date books to More Than Words. Books in poor condition are accepted for recycling in the container #3 with other paper.

Three-ring binders in good condition are accepted at the Recycling Center and are available for reuse.

These organizations also accept book donations:

239 Harvard St, Saint Bartholomew Episcopal Church
70 Rindge Ave, Peabody School
58 Spring St, Kennedy Longfellow School
44 Linnaean St, Graham & Parks School
Amherst Alley, MIT


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Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Recycling Center Hours
Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00pm-7:30pm  
Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm