Saturday, July 21, 2007

Donate encyclopedia

I have some old Funk & Wagnall encyclopedias that I want to get rid of. I hate the idea of throwing them away. They are 14 years old. It's a complete set.

I searched the web and found that at least one library won't take encyclopedias over 10 years old. I've called a few charities and no one wants them.

Any ideas on donating? Is recycling available?


Anonymous said...

Not sure if it is too late for my 2 cents but recycling is the best choice if no one will take the books. You'll need to contact your local recyclers for drop off locations.

Anonymous said... collects books for charity.

PEPOC said...

I am having the same problem - the library & VVA won't take them. What did you end up doing?

Randy said...

Pepoc, welcome to my blog. It's been a long time, but I think I gave them to my sister who gave them to her library. I don't know if they recycled them or what. I didn't care once I got rid of them.

Come back and visit soon.

Anonymous said...

I am having the same problem. Nobody wants them including the American Vets, Goodwill, librarys. It seems a waste just to recycle but that may be the least of bad alternatives.

Randy said...

Thanks for finding this old entry (about a year old). I ended up donating them to a library. What they did with them, I don't know, but I got them off my hands and hopefully someone got some good out of them (even if it was a bonfire).