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Book banks for reuse

New book banks for books in reusable condition have been installed at 7 sites across Perth and Kinross

The new banks have been added to the facilities at Aberfeldy, Auchterarder, Blairgowrie, Crieff, Inveralmond, Kinross and Pitlochry Recycling Centres.

The initiative has been set up in partnership with Better World Books based in Fife. Better World Books collect donated books in saleable condition and re-sell them. For every book sold, they donate a book to a person in need as well as raising funds for literacy and libraries. For information on the organisations who have benefitted from book donations, visit the Better World Books website. 

What type of books are accepted

All of the following books are accepted provided they are in saleable condition:

  • Academic non-fiction
  • All other non-fiction
  • Educational/Technical/Vocational books
  • Ex-library books
  • Hardback/Paperback fiction
  • Other books or textbooks used in university or secondary classrooms
  • Travel books
  • Study guides

What items cannot be accepted for reuse

All of the following cannot be accepted for reuse, and should be recycled in the paper skips:

  • Academic journals, periodicals, magazines or directories
  • Books published by magazines, or custom published course books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Tax/Government documents
  • Musical scores
  • Books in poor condition (dirty, mould, water damaged, or those with badly damaged or missing pages, covers or bindings)
Last modified on 24 November 2020

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