Recycled Reads is the Austin Publ ic Library's used bookstore. Our mission is to maximi ze the useful life of items remov ed from Library circulation through resale a nd recycling.
Recycled Reads sells literary materials withdra wn from the Library’s collection and donat ed by the community. The store is an acti ve participant in the City of Aust in Zero Waste Plan, ensuring obsolete materia ls are handled in an environmentally responsib le way by keeping these materials o ut of landfills. Items sold at Recycl ed Reads fund Library programs and ite ms we are unable to sell go to th ir
📅 Our new hours begin TOD AY! 📅 Come visit us on Thursd ay - Saturday at 5335 Burnet Rd. and check out our selection of affordab le books! *Note: We are now clos ed on Sundays.
📅 Starting March 13 we wi ll have new hours! You can vis it us on Thursday - Saturday's at 5335 Burn et Rd. and check out our selecti on of affordable books!
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We will be closed Friday a nd Saturday in observance of the Christm as holiday.
A majority of holiday wrapping materi al can be recycled and/or repurposed?
Che ck out our alternative ways to dispo se of excess holiday gifting materials: https://bit.ly/3sgvyXi.
Once the holiday hustle and bust le slows down and the presents ha ve been unwrapped, you’re left with a mounta in of excess materials like cardboard box es, wrapping paper, ribbon and bows, Styrofo am and other packaging materials. Did y ou know that a majority of holid ay wrapping material can be recycled and/ or repurposed? Check out our alternative wa ys to dispose of excess holiday gifti ng materials. 🎁♻️ http://www.austintexas.gov/blog/tis-season-extra-recycling
Come take a look at o ur selection of gently-used games and boo ks.
Looking for a great gift id ea? Don’t just give a thing; inste ad give a great story. Recycled Rea ds and ARR have pulled together a secti on of gently-used games, books and activiti es to share with your loved on es this holiday season. Come take a lo ok! 👀
Recycled Reads, Austin Public Library: 5335 Burn et Road, Friday, Saturday and Sunday fr om noon–6 p.m.
Avoid the stress of this year 's supply chain shortages and reduce yo ur carbon footprint by giving a gre at story instead of gifting something new.
F or instance, buy gently reused treasures th is holiday season. Everything 50¢ and abo ve is half off for the mon th of December.
This sale includes children a nd adult books, DVDs, Blu-Ray and specially-pric ed items!
It's Small Business Saturday! Consider gifti ng products that are made from recycl ed, upcycled or used materials or gi ve the gift of experiences instead of thin gs.
Learn more: austintexas.gov/shopzero
It's Small Business Saturday! Think outsi de the box of buying brand n ew this holiday season. Instead, consider gifti ng products that are made from recycl ed, upcycled or used materials or gi ve the gift of experiences instead of thin gs. So many small businesses in Aust in offer these options, so support loc al businesses today and every day. Lea rn more: austintexas.gov/shopzero
Skip the buying frenzy and choo se to give a great story inste ad. Create unforgettable memories by giving t he gift of time together trying somethi ng new and tell the stories f or years to come.
Learn more: austintexas.gov/shopze ro
Letting your food coma wear o ff and getting ready for some Bla ck Friday shopping? Skip the buying fren zy and choose to give a gre at story instead. Create unforgettable memories by givi ng the gift of time together tryi ng something new and tell the stori es for years to come. Learn mo re: austintexas.gov/shopzero
Wait! Don't throw your pumpkins in t he trash; give them a second li fe as compost.
Halloween may be over but there 's no reason to trash those pumpki ns. They can be composted in yo ur green cart. Just toss them in a nd give them a second life as nutrient-ri ch compost. 🎃 Learn mo re about what can go in yo ur green composting cart: austintexas.gov/austincomposts
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Join us to celebrate life! Gi ve the gift of a good bo ok to a child and contribute to o ur Día de los Muertos altar.
Throu gh November 7, children's and young adu lt books are 25 cents.
Starting today, staff and visitors ag es 2 and up are required to we ar a mask while present on or in city-own ed property, including Recycled Reads, Austin Publ ic Library, Austin Public Library a nd Austin History Center, Austin Public Libra ry.
Starting today, staff and visitors ag es 2 and up are required to we ar a mask while present on or in city-own ed property, including the Austin Public Libra ry, Austin History Center, Austin Public Libra ry and Recycled Reads, Austin Public Library.
As a reminder, we still offer curbsi de service at the Central Library, t he Manchaca Road Branch, the North Villa ge Branch and the Spicewood Springs Bran ch. Tap here to view their hou rs: https://bit.ly/2ITTjjm.
Read the full orders for Aust in: https://bit.ly/2UbbXJk.
We will be open noon to 6 p .m. Friday through Sunday.
Each Saturday beginning Augu st 6, we will accept donations by appointme nt. Schedule your appointment by leaving a voicema il at 512-974-7463. Same-day appointments will n ot be issued.
If your collection day is tod ay, leave any uncollected items at t he curb to allow for crews to cat ch up.
SERVICE ALERT: Due to severe wint er weather, our services will be delay ed for the remainder of the we ek, and possibly into next week. A ll street sweeping and recycling, composting, tra sh, yard trimmings, bulk item, large bru sh and dead animal collections have be en canceled for the remainder of t he day. If your collection day is tod ay, please leave any uncollected items at t he curb to allow our crews to cat ch up. If your collection day is Frid ay, Monday or Tuesday, please set yo ur carts or other material out as usu al, but be aware that service m ay be delayed. Weather permitting, we wi ll catch up over the weekend, b ut delays may extend into next we ek should inclement weather persist.
Please no te that we have not yet complet ed the delivery of compost carts to a ll homes in the program expansion. If y ou are still waiting for your ca rt, be aware that delivery may be delay ed.
Stay tuned for any service updat es. We apologize to those customers experienci ng delays. Thanks for your patience! Downlo ad the Austin Recycles mobile app or si gn up for reminders to get importa nt service alerts: austintexas.gov/myschedule
Selected instructors will receive up to $1 00 per class. Apply by February 15 a nd you could be selected to le ad one or more class: http://bit.ly/FixItInstructor
Are you good at fixing brok en things? We're looking for people to le ad a series of online interactive worksho ps focused on small home appliance repa ir. Workshops will be hosted on a platfo rm provided by the City of Aust in, and selected instructors will receive up to $1 00 per class. Apply by February 15 a nd you could be selected to le ad one or more class: http://bit.ly/FixItInstructor
Give your Hanukkah bushes, Christmas a nd holiday trees another life!
Wait! Don’t throw away your tr ee; give it another life by recycli ng it. Starting today, City of Aust in curbside customers can recycle their Christm as and holiday trees by leaving th em at the curb on their regul ar collection day. All other residents c an do a contactless drop-off of tre es at Zilker Park January 2-3 a nd January 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.🌲 ♻️ austintexas.gov/treerecycling
Austin-Travis County residents can schedule contactle ss pick-up of household hazardous waste fr om their home for safe disposal. Lea rn more: austintexas.gov/dropoff
Austin Resource Recovery regular curbsi de services will not change at th is time.
In response to the increasing concer ns of COVID-19, and for the safe ty of our staff and residents, t he Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Center is temporari ly closed to the public and dropof fs will no longer be accepted, beginni ng on December 24. However, Austin-Travis Coun ty residents can schedule contactless pick-up of househo ld hazardous waste from their home f or safe disposal. Learn more: austintexas.gov/dropoff
Austin Resour ce Recovery regular curbside services will n ot change at this time.
Don’t throw away those political sig ns, recycle them!
Did you know you can recyc le your political signs? But NOT in yo ur blue cart. Both the signs a nd metal frames can be recycled at t he City's Recycle & Reuse Drop-off Cent er and there will be a collecti on box out front for signs on ly. Come by and drop them o ff, no appointment necessary for this it em. ♻️ austintexas.gov/dropoff
Make your voice heard!
The City of Austin would li ke to hear your thoughts about t he importance of waste reduction, reuse a nd recycling in your life.
Take th is survey through November 15, and he lp shape Austin Resource Recovery's upcoming Comprehensi ve Plan: speakupaustin.org/ARR-Comprehensive-Plan
The City of Austin would li ke to hear your thoughts about t he importance of waste reduction, reuse a nd recycling in your life. Take th is survey through November 15, and he lp shape Austin Resource Recovery's upcoming Comprehensi ve Plan. speakupaustin.org/ARR-Comprehensive-Plan
A la ciudad de Aust in quiere saber lo que piensas sob re la importancia de la reducción, reutilizaci ón y reciclaje de desechos en tu vi da. Completa esta encuesta antes del 15 de noviemb re y ayuda a dar forma al próxi mo Plan Integral del Departamento de Recuperaci ón de Recursos de Austin. speakupaustin.org/ARR-Comprehensive-Plan
Interested in egg-sploring chicken keeping? Aust in Recycles is hosting a free onli ne course on October 22. Learn a ll you need to know. Take t he class and get a $75 reba te toward a chicken coop.
Give your unwanted items a seco nd life by finding ways to ke ep them in use. Share items in a sa fe and fun way or donate wh at you can't use. Learn more abo ut this and other zero waste exercis es: https://bit.ly/ZeroWasteExercises
Austin is getting into ‘zero wast e' shape with at-home exercises to redu ce waste and keep things out of t he landfill. This week's challenge is to stret ch your ‘stuff’: Give your unwanted ite ms a second life by finding wa ys to keep them in use. Sha re items in a safe and f un way or donate what you can 't use. Learn more about this a nd other zero waste exercises: https://bit.ly/ZeroWasteExercises
These items belong in the tra sh. Consider choosing a zero-waste option by buyi ng or making reusable face coverings.
Remember to keep disposable masks a nd gloves out of your blue recycli ng cart, green composting cart and o ff the ground. These item belong in t he trash. Consider choosing a zero was te option by buying or making reusab le face coverings (http://bit.ly/fabricfacecovering). When in dou bt about what to do with an it em, our handy tool can help: https://austintexas.gov/what-do-i-do
The City of Austin is looki ng for people who want to sha re their experiences, give feedback, and he lp it improve. Sign up to participa te in user research! If you a re selected to participate in research, y ou will be compensated with a gi ft card for your time.
Your participation c an help the city better design a nd build services that grow and ada pt with residents’ needs. Sign up is ea sy, just fill out this form: https://bit.ly/cityofaustin-research-signup
Learn mo re about user research by visiting th is page: https://alpha.austin.gov/en/feedback
Our seed library is currently clos ed, but don't let that keep y ou from harvesting your seeds. Here's a qui ck guide for newbies.
Help Austin get the funding a nd representation it deserves. Oh, and he lp us get more books into librari es!
Austin Recovery and Goodwill Central Tex as have partnered to offer a fr ee on-call curbside collection service for unwant ed clothing, shoes, accessories, toys, linens a nd housewares for reuse or recycling.
Clothing & housewares curbside collection | AustinTexas.g ov Curbside Clothing and Housewares Collection (Temporari ly Suspended) The curbside collection of clothi ng and housewares has been temporarily suspend ed. We encourage you to donate/recycle tho se items by taking them to a loc al organization, visit the Austin Reuse Directo ry for donation locations. You c...
Our seed library is currently clos ed, but don't let that keep y ou from harvesting your seeds. Here's a qui ck guide for newbies.
In an effort to slow t he spread of the novel coronavirus, a ll Austin Public Library locations, The Aust in History Center and Recycled Reads wi ll be closed to the public starti ng Monday, March 16.
For the latest informati on and resources regarding the City of Aust in, please visit austintexas.gov/COVID19 or call Aust in 3-1-1.
For general information regarding COVID-19, plea se visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
This week join us to lea rn how to make a fairy hou se! See when the next book foldi ng craft is taking place here: http://bit.ly/3a0VkSP.
In 11 years of business, yo ur purchases have diverted more than 3,6 00 tons of books and materials fr om the landfill. That's roughly the weig ht of not one, not two, b ut 16 Statues of Liberty!
Come celebra te this milestone with us Saturday.
All Austin Public Library locations wi ll be closed Friday, February 21 f or Staff Development Day.
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