Ways to reduce, reuse or recycle books
You can now download ebooks 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.
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.
Why not rip pages out and add them to your compost bin.
Some book covers can make decorative covers for notebooks.