January 25, 2010

Recycling Center Collecting Books For Nonprofit - Courant.com

Recycling Center Collecting Books For Nonprofit - Courant.com

There is an eight-foot, walk-in, collection container at the municipal recycling and transfer station to receive donations of used books that will be donated to a nonprofit organization that distributes them globally.

All types of books, whether they are hard or soft cover, on tape or a DVD, are accepted. The donations are being given to "The Reading Tree," formerly "Hands Across the Water," which will distribute them to schools and libraries around the world The collection is for town residents only, Mayor Jason McCoy, said in prepared statement that notes the money saved by removing them from the waste stream as a benefit to taxpayers. Encyclopedias, magazines and catalogs will not be accepted.

The station on Hockanum Boulevard is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. No permit is required to place books in the container.

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