Can I put hardcover books in recycling?

How do you dispose of hardcover books?

Garbage Bin: Hardcover Books

While you can throw your hardcover books in the trash, we recommend that you donate your books. They can be dropped off at your local thrift or used book store for others to enjoy! You can also remove the cover and binding to recycle the inside pages of the hardcover book.

How do I get rid of unwanted books?

10 Ways to Recycle Your Old Books

  1. Donate to your local library. Bring your gently used books to your local library. …
  2. Donate to a local charity. …
  3. Make some gift tags. …
  4. Recycle your unusable books. …
  5. Sell them or give them away online. …
  6. Make a “Free Books” box.

Can books go in paper recycling?

Books can’t usually be recycled along with other paper recycling because of the glue that’s used to bind them. Instead, you could pass them on to someone else, donate them to a charity shop or sell them online or at a car boot sale.

Can books be recycled with paper?

Most curbside recycling programs accept magazines and paperback books as mixed paper. Some programs specifically exclude hardcover books because of the binding, unless you remove it.

What can you do with old encyclopedias?

Recycling encyclopedias

Call your local library and ask if you may donate your set to be sold. Put it up for giveaway on freecycle.org. If they’re really old — say, more than 100 years — call a rare bookseller and ask if they’re worth anything. Find out if a local recycler takes them.

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