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Omaha Recycling Guide

Hardcover Books

Some Restrictions Apply

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ACCEPTED: If Cover & Spine Removed

Tear off and discard hard covers and spines from hardback books. Place only the inner paper pages in a curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container.

  • Keep items loose and DO NOT bag
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NOT ACCEPTED: If Cover & Spine Intact

DO NOT place whole hardcover books in a City of Omaha curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container. Place this item in the garbage if you cannot remove the hard cover.

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Ways to Reduce or Reuse

Consider donating gently-used books to a local charity, community center, or thrift store.

Share your old books with a friend or neighbor.

Get creative and repurpose your old books in a unique way by making crafts, decorations, or an art project.