How Do You Recycle Paper Books?


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Recycle paper books by depositing them at recycling centers or donating them to charitable organizations and libraries. Some centers may require you to remove the spines of hardcover books because of the stiff composition of the glue on the spine.

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Use the recycling center locator tool at RecyclingCenters.org to find a center near you. To use the tool, enter your ZIP code, and click Search by ZIP. The websites shows the results as a list and marks them on a map. Some recycling centers pay you for bringing old paper books.

You don't need to remove staples and paper clips. Paper mills can remove such contaminants during the process.

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