Reuse:

Donate books that are in good condition. Do not donate (or recycle) if books are moldy, dirty, damp, water-damaged or infested with insects.

  • Bainbridge Public Library – no older textbooks, encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • Buy Nothing: Post them on the BuyNothing app. Books are gifted and regifted on BuyNothing all the time.
  • Goodwill in Ace Hardware parking lot

Recycle:

If books are damaged, e.g., have broken spines, loose or torn pages, or too many pages that have been written in or highlighted, then recycle. Put mildewed or water-damaged books in the trash. Hardcover books must have the hard cover torn off and discarded. If the thickness of the book is greater than a half inch, tear out the pages in half-inch chunks or less to recycle.

E-books (e.g., Kindles) should be recycled at the Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station in the E-cycling container.

Rethink:

Consider hosting a Little Free Library in your neighborhood.

Last updated 5/23/2021