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Recycle books after reading
BOOKWORMS in Wiltshire are also keen recyclers, according to waste management firm Hills Waste Solutions.
Figures released by the firm show that close to 50 tonnes of hard and soft-covered reading books have been recycled over the past 12 months.
Over the past year book collection containers have been installed at all 11 of Wiltshire Council’s household recycling centres.
“The book recycling service has proved so popular, that some of the sites have more than one container to keep up with the volumes we are receiving,” said Cliff Carter, recycling manager for Hills.
The good quality of the books collected means that only a small percentage are sent for reprocessing.
“The majority of the books we receive are perfect for reuse,” says Ruth Derham of Recycled Reading, the company responsible for collecting the containers which she runs with her husband Ian.
Most of the books go back into circulation to be sold online or through a variety of retail outlets.
For more details on household recycling centres, see recycleforwiltshire.com.