You can recycle books, free of charge, at all our household waste recycling centres.

Books can be recycled in the book banks or the reuse container. If books are not suitable for reuse they can be placed in the paper recycling bank (if paperback).

West Harrogate, Leeming and Harrogate Stonefall household waste recycling centres also have PreCycle banks for readable books, playable computer games and playable CD, DVDs and Blue-Rays.

Local charity shops, charity book banks and reuse websites are great places to donate unwanted books.

Find out more about book reuse at

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