Although both hardback and softcover books can be recycled in different ways, please consider donating books in good condition to a Little Free Library, the Athens Regional Library or the Teacher Reuse Store before recycling.
What to do with old Hardback Books?
ACC Recycling Division and Athens Regional Library is partnering with Better World Books to capture hardback books from the waste stream. Better World Books is a for-profit social enterprise that collects used books and sells them online to raise money for literacy initiatives worldwide
Locally, they donate a portion of the book sale proceeds to the Athens Regional Library. While ACC Recycling Division wants you to first donate books to the ACC Library, the Better World Book bins offer an alternative for books that our library is not interested in reusing.
A Better World Book Bin is located at the CHaRM
site, 1005 College Avenue.
What about softcover books?
Softcover books can be recycled in your mixed recycling.
Questions? Contact ACC Recycling Division (706) 613-3512