Alert close - icon Fill 1 Copy 10 Untitled-1 tt copy 3 Untitled-1 Untitled-1 tt copy 3 Fill 1 Copy 10 menu Group 3 Group 3 Copy 3 Group 3 Copy Page 1 Group 2 Group 2 Skip to content

Books

Reducing, reusing or recycling books.


Reduce

  • You can now download ebooks or audio books to ebook readers and smartphones.
  • Our libraries offer a free ebook service (please note they cannot currently support Amazon Kindle), see the ebooks page for more information.

Reuse

  • Let family or friends borrow your books.
  • Donate your unwanted books to local charity shops.
  • Sell them at second hand book shops, car boot sales and/or jumble sales.
  • Sell your old books on internet auction sites.
  • Take them to the media banks at our household waste recycling centres.

Recycle (poor condition)

Unfortunately books cannot be recycled in paper factories because of the glue that binds them.

  • Rip pages out and add them to your compost bin.
  • Some book covers can make decorative covers for notebooks.