Consider donating books to charity, asking local schools if they're interested, trading in at a second hand book shop, or giving them away. You can also swap a small number of good condition books in a Street Library, see the map here.
Books in good condition are also accepted as part of our recycling doorstep pick-up service RecycleSmart, find out more here.
Otherwise, magazines and paperback books can be recycled through the weekly recycling service. Hardcover books and telephone directories can be placed in the weekly garbage service.