Remove Hardcover Spines and Covers
Recycle hardcover books with paper, but remove their spines and book covers first. Hardcovers are too tough for recycling equipment to process. Paperback covers do not need to be removed.
Ways to Reduce
Check Out from the Library
Take advantage of your library and check out books. Checking out books, instead of buying them brand-new, saves paper and keeps more old books out of landfills.
Ways to Reuse
Free Little Library
Free Little Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. There are over 32,000 registered little libraries that are spread out across all fifty states and seven countries. Find a free little library.
Make a Donation
Drop off unwanted books at a charity or thrift shop. You can donate children books to the Boys and Girls Club and academic books to the Bridge to Asia program.