Books that cannot be reused or recycled may be placed in the trash.
Books that light up or play music do not belong in the trash or recycling bin because the battery inside may be toxic. Bring them to the household hazardous waste collection sites for free.
Most recycling haulers accept paperback books. Remove plastic bindings or plastic covers and put them in the trash.
Contact your hauler to see if they accept hardcover books.
You can also bring books to one of the recycling companies listed below. Call to verify items accepted, hours and fees.