Discover Books Book  Collection Program    

 The Solid Waste Alliance Communities (SWAC) and Rutland County Solid Waste District (RCSWD) are pleased to announce their collaboration with Discover Books to launch a book collection program in multiple locations in Rutland County.   

Approximately 2 billion pounds of books in the U.S. are wasted each year! Although books are mostly paper, they are challenging to recycle because of the adhesives that bind them.

Discover Books is a book collection and online reselling company which re-distributes, resells, donates, and recycles used books giving books a new life through online sales and charitable donations.

Since its inception, Discover Books has donated over 10 million books to non-profit organizations in North America and internationally.  That number continues to grow. They have also recycled over 500 million pounds of paper, saving books from landfill demise. 

Discover Books believes reuse is the best possible form of recycling and focuses on getting used books into the hands of people who want and need them most rather than allowing them to become waste.

 In addition to all hardcover and softcover books, Discover Books also collects videos, DVDs, and audiobooks.  To find a  location near you, visit  To schedule a one-day collection, visit

Also, contact your local library or local bookstore to see if they would accept them. Paperback books may be recycled at any transfer station. Books are also accepted at Goodwill. Wet, moldy, or books with mildew must be thrown in the trash.