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City of Kamloops launches new book recycling program

Residents in Kamloops can now drop off their unwanted books at two different locations in the city to be recycled.

As announced earlier today, the City’s new book recycling program is now in effect.

“We’re thrilled to be launching this program,” said Megan Graham, Kamloops’ solid waste services analyst.

“We expect this will keep more books out of the garbage and recycling blue bins—where they do not belong—and help residents properly recycle these materials by providing convenient sites in the community for book recycling drop off.”

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Residents will be able to drop off their books in a bright yellow cart located in the main lobby of the Tournament Capital Centre.

The second location where books can be dropped off is at the North Kamloops Library, at this location attendants will accept the books.

Book recycling carts will be picked up at the end of each month. The books will then be sorted and ones in good condition will donated.

The books that are not in good condition will be processed through a book cutter, separating and recycling the pages.

Currently, only certain books such as comic books, magazines and phone books are accepted in recycling blue bins.

Hard and soft cover books are not accepted by Recycle BC because the glue used on the spine of the book contaminates the recycling stream.



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