There are many outlets for second hand books:

  • Most charity shops will accept second hand books if they are in good condition, so will some libraries
  • Donate them for reuse in the media banks at your local Recycling Centre.
  • Other options include schools, doctors’ or dentists’ surgeries, and hospitals

You can also give them away for free online on websites like Freegle or Freecycle. Or if you wanted to make some extra cash you could try selling them online.

If you have books that are beyond reuse, you can put them in your paper and card bin at home.


Important information about building and DIY waste

Any waste produced by tradespeople or builders you hired to carry out improvements, repair or alterations to your home is classed as business waste and can’t be disposed of at any of our Recycling Centres. Always ask a tradesperson to include waste disposal in their quote. If you are recycling or disposing of business waste, visit the business waste page.

Recycle for Greater Manchester