Are hardcover books like textbooks and encyclopedias recyclable?

Paperback and hardcover books are not included in the recycling program under Multi-Material BC as they are specifically excluded from Schedule 5 of the BC Recycling Regulation.  Many of the curbside recycling programs in BC no longer include paperback books.  Many charities do not want donations of Encyclopedias and some textbooks since they are often outdated.

Please contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline to see if there are possible alternatives in your area for these types of books. 

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