To recycle unwanted or used textbooks, donate them to organizations like Better World, Better Books and the International Book Project. These non-profits donate textbooks to literacy charities around the world.
National organizations with many locations, such as the Salvation Army and Goodwill, also accept textbook donations. There are also many online booksellers, such as Textbook Recycling, which purchase used textbooks at guaranteed prices and provide free shipping. Other websites, such as Amazon and eBay, allow you to sell your textbooks at prices that you set. In college towns, local used bookstores may also be interested in purchasing your used textbooks.