Why Does It Matter?

Re-read, re-listen, re-watch should be added to the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle list.  The written or spoken word, music, and movies do not wear out and some get better with time.  Lucky for us, there are people willing to share used media for others to enjoy. 

If you are an avid reader who enjoys the aesthetics of a book, you may find yourself with mountainous piles and shelves full of books that you have already read.  Or maybe you are a movie buff or music lover who can’t resist a sale.  Piles of stuff that you no longer want or need can add stress to your life and can add trash to the landfill. Perhaps it’s time to share your media treasures!

What Should You Do?

Half Price Books – You can either sell your used books, buy used books at a discounted price or both!

· Accepted: Children’s books, hardback books, paperback books, DVD’s, audiobooks, CD’s, LP’s, magazines, audiobooks, e-readers. video games and  video game systems

· Make sure that you bring good quality, non-damaged materials.  Books should have little to no highlighter marks or underlining and though they can be in less than perfect condition, they should not “smell funny”.

· CD’s and DVD’s should have few, if any, scratches and should be in their original cases.

· Books and magazines that are new and trending tend to bring more money than last year’s hottest reads.

· Half-Price Books donates or recycles what they cannot resell. 

Goodwill – If you don’t want to bother with selling your books, movies or music, or if you are only looking to buy, this might be the option for you.  Plus, your donation may be tax deductible.

· Accepted: Gently used books, movies & music, video games, video game consoles, audiobooks & e-readers.

· Flip through your books to make sure you haven’t left personal items in the pages.

· Make sure that CD’s & DVD’s are in their correct packaging.

Dig Deeper.

 Check out these other options for book donation:

· booksforsoldiers.com

· salvationarmyusa.org

· gotbooks.com

Next Edition…

When you throw something away, where does it really go?  Next month we’ll explain the basics of how a landfill is constructed and managed.  We’ll also cover what material are and are not accepted. Stay tuned!

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