How do I recycle old phone books?

Phone books are fully recyclable. All curbside recycling programs accept phone books as mixed waste paper. In communities without curbside recycling pick up, local recycling depots will accept them along with other mixed paper products.

Can phone book be recycled?

Telephone directories can be recycled using your local council’s kerbside recycling bin, bag or box and at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre. PAPER FACTS : Paper products are some of the most valuable recyclable materials.

Should I keep old phone books?

Phone books are made of paper, so they are 100% recyclable. There is no reason they should just be thrown in the trash.

Can you put reading books in the recycling bin?

You might ask yourself, “Can I put books in the recycling bin?” The answer is yes, but here’s the catch: recycling books is quite tricky, to say the least. Books are made of paper, stacked and bound together, protected by a cover, and held by a strong adhesive.

Can paperback books go in recycle bin?

Paperbacks are easy to recycle because they are made of 100% paper. Hardcover books cannot be put in your recycling bin unless you remove the binding and just recycle the pages.

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What to do with old hardcover books?

Call Your Local Library

“One great way to get rid of all of those old books you’ve already read or used in school and are done with now is to donate them to your local library. Most libraries will be glad to accept any books you would like to give.”

What can you do with old paperback books?

Paperback books that are torn or unusable can be placed in your curbside recycling bin for recycling. Sell them or give them away online. Craigslist.org and Freecycle.org are two online options for getting rid of unwanted books and other stuff, for free or for a price. Release your books “into the wild”.

What to do with old books you can’t sell?

If there’s no way you can sell or give away your books, contact your local council or recycling centre and ask if they can do anything to help recycle your books. Don’t throw them in your recycling bin; they need a specialist recycler to look at them to judge whether they’re recyclable.

What can I do with old medical textbooks?

Medical and health sciences libraries with books and/or journals to discard may be interested in listing their materials with the Health Literature Exchange service run by the World Health Organization. To learn more about the AAO-HNSF humanitarian program, contact humanitarian@entnet.org or 1-703-535- 3738.

What can I do with old textbooks UK?

Charity recycling is a great alternative to throwing away your old books. Another option is to take them to your local library, doctors surgery, school or playgroup. Keep your eyes peeled for book banks often supplied by charities such as Oxfam and Save The Children and are located in many supermarkets.

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