Books, Textbooks & Magazines

Reuse is environmentally preferable to recycling, following list offers examples:

  • Offer books to your local library, senior center, school libraries, friends, thrift stores, swap shops, and charities.
  • Big Hearted Books donate much of what they collect to nursing homes, prison reading programs, local libraries, as well as sell a portion of usable books, and recycle what can't be redistributed.
  • Textbooks can be a challenge to reuse because they get outdated. However, Green Textbooks, and Textbook Recycle both specialize in textbook reuse and/or recycling.
  • Other book recycling resources include the International Book Project, Books for Africa, First Book, Bridge to Asia, and Better World Books.


  • Can be recycled in your recycling container.