Recycling for Charity: old and unwanted books
This page lists charities and other organisations collecting old and unwanted books.
If any details are incorrect or you know of any other groups collecting them, please leave a comment below and I’ll update the listings.
- For ways to reuse and recycle the school textbooks instead, check out our post: “how can I reuse or recycle a load of old school textbooks?“
- For ways to reuse obsolete technical books (and the like), check out our post: “how can I reuse or recycle obsolete old books?
The charity collects old textbooks from schools via its 45 Book Projects across the UK and sends them out to East Africa. Books not suitable for sending will either be sold to raise money or recycled – no books go to landfill.
The campaign’s aim is to set up school libraries in South Africa so children will have access to books they enjoy reading: story books, novels, information books, the sort of book you would give a child or young person for their birthday or their Christmas.
They ask for 10p with each book too, to help with shipping costs.
Read their guidelines to see the type of books they’re collecting
|British Heart Foundation||
The BHF have specialist music and book stores throughout the country, which can make the most of specialist or obscure books.
Or take donations directly to the shops in Brighton, Harrogate, Chelthenham, Clifton, Reading or Streatham
- Find out how to recycle other things for charity with the Recycle This Recycling for Charity Directory