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Can i recycle books?
No, unfortunately the glue used to bind the book together prevents it from being recyclable. However, there are many alternative options when needing to get rid of some of those old books. Recycling books may become necessary when having a house clearance or moving home. If you need to make space
Recycle books by passing them on. Rather than leave them on the shelf never to be opened again, or worse, throw them away, how about taking them down to your local charity shop? Most will accept them if they are in fairly good condition. 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.
There are internet sites such as Bookmooch.com, Bookhopper.co.uk and readitswapit.co.uk that allow you to swap your unwanted books with others.
Sell unwanted books
A good way to make some extra cash is to sell your unwanted books either on a jumble sale or online. Sites such as Amazon, Cash4books.net and Green Metropolis provide this service.
What Can Be Recycled?
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