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Introduction to Davis Street Station


Davis Street Transfer Station Tour


Got Books?

Books are difficult to recycle due to the glues used in their bindings, but you have a number of options:

Friends of the Library groups accept donations of used books, which may be added to the library collection, or "recycled" to other readers at their book sales.

Alameda County Jails Library Service Alameda county serves over 4,000 men and women in the county jails. 75% of the material brought in is donated. We accept donations of paperback books and magazines.

Books for the Barrios is a good place to donate your old National Geographic magazines. They also accept some encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Used Book stores will often give cash or store credit for your books.  Find them in the telephone directory under Book Dealers - Used & Rare.

Used Textbooks can be donated or recycled through several organizations; see CalRecycle.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Local Resources

Landfill Ban
HouseHold Hazardous
Food Scrap Recycling
Order a Recycling Guide

Don't Need It? Swap It!

    This is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns.
    Searches over 45 websites and 10,000 libraries worldwide for free and swappable items being given away by people who no longer need them.

Green Babies!

Cover Art
Changing Diapers - Kelly Wels
Call Number: 649.122 WELS
ISBN: 0983562210
Publication Date: 2011-10-01

Wine Lovers

We all know where to recycle the bottles, but what about the corks? 

  • Whole Foods Markets
    Whole Foods is partnering with Cork ReHarvest to collect and recycle wine corks.
    ReCORK collects corks and recycles them into shoe soles. Drop-off locations include many wineries and some specialty stores.
  • Wine Intro
    Find dozens of creative ideas to reuse your wine corks.

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