Friday, June 17, 2011

Have end-of-the-school-year books and papers to recycle?

pile of used notebooksThe end of the school year comes with cleaning out of files, shelves, desks and more.

It's easy to drop your loose papers into the next paper recycling container.

But, what about books? If you receive Montgomery County-provided curbside recycling collection, these book types can all go into your paper bundles or wheeled paper recycling carts:
  • spiral-bound books
  • hardback books
  • softcover/paperback books
The exception is leather-bound books: leather bindings cannot be recycled with paper. If it's possible to remove the book's pages, you could add those to your paper recycling, and then dispose of the binding as trash. Otherwise, please put the entire leather-bound book into the trash or put it to creative reuse.

Read more paper recycling do's and don'ts

For confidential papers and spring cleanups, we've got one more paper shredding and household good donation event on our Spring 2011 schedule. See time and location details on our paper shredding page.