Recycling Books

Are you looking to clear out space on your book shelf? Do not throw them in the trash or your home recycling carts. Recycle BC does not accept hard cover and paperback books, such as novels, text books and reference material. Here are some tips for how to dispose of them responsibly. 

How to Dispose of Old Books

If your books are gently used, they may be donated or sold. However, if they are damaged or have reached the end of their lifespan, there is now a convenient location available in Penticton where residents can drop off books to be recycled. Remember: books cannot be added into your home recycling carts. For lists of all options, click the links below. 

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