Where Can I Recycle Old Books?

Can Books be Recycled Curbside? Most trash management programs permit the curbside collection of periodicals, newspapers, and paperback books. Check the website of your city’s or county’s garbage service for their policies on hardcover books. Some do not purchase hardcover books due to the binding.

How do you dispose of hardcover books?

If you are unable to sell or donate your books, contact your local council or recycling center and see if they can assist you recycle them. Do not place them in your recycling bin; only an expert recycler can determine whether or not they are recyclable.

Does the Calgary Public Library accept contributions of books?

Donations of Items – If it is cost-effective to do so, the Library may welcome donations of books, CDs, and DVDs by local writers and producers as well as other materials that give a viewpoint on Calgary and the surrounding area. In compliance with the Collections policy, donated materials would be evaluated and perhaps added to the Library’s collection.