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How to recycle hardcover books

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Where do I take books?

Hardcover books

Books in good condition

Donate or drop-off used books to a charity or used book store:

Old and unusable books

If you can't find a new home for used books or they're falling apart:

  • Place in your blue cart
  • Drop off at a community recycling depot for free

How do I prepare books for disposal?

  • Remove hard covers and spines and recycle them as separate items.
  • Put leather, canvas and plastic book covers in your black cart as garbage.

Community recycling depot locations listed below:

Title: What Goes Where?
Author: City of Calgary
Description: Residential recycling and disposal search tool