Saturday, August 8, 2009

How To Recycle Old Textbooks

how to recycle textbooksMany textbooks become outdated very quickly. New information becomes available and many professors require students to purchase the most recent edition. eBay is a great place to sell textbooks of recent editions, but once a newer edition is released some textbooks are worth next to nothing. Here are some ways to recycle your old textbooks that keep them out of the landfill:

  1. Contact your local library to see if they would like the textbook.
  2. Check out Books For Africa. They take books less than 20 years old.
  3. Check your local recycling program. Most centers now allow you to place hardcover books into your recycling bin.
  4. Check and coordinate efforts to get a textbook recycling bin dropped off at your school.
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