How Do You Dispose of Books?


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Three options for disposal of unwanted books are to trade, sell or donate them. Books generally cannot be recycled with other household paper because of the glue that binds the book together.

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How Do You Dispose of Books?
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Recyclenow.com suggests various ways to dispose of unwanted books. Used books may be listed for sale online at websites such as Amazon.com by registering for an account either as a professional or an individual, and agreeing to the terms and commission fee. Also, used books can be sold to local second-hand book dealers or from home in a garage sale.

Another option is to trade used books for other books or products with family or friends. Freecycle.org is an online website that allows users to list items they wish to give away to their local community. A third option is to donate used books to thrift stores, churches or other charities to use or sell.

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