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Book recycling offered
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Keep Dawson County Beautiful has proudly partnered with Better World Books to bring book recycling to the community.

 

Better World Books acquires books through various collection programs, including their Green Bin program.

 

Every book collected from the Green Bin is sorted and then sold online, donated if they cannot be sold, or recycled.

 

A portion of the sales are returned to Keep Dawson County Beautiful. “This is a great way for us to raise funds in a simple way that is also good for the environment,” said Keep Dawson County Beautiful Executive Director Cathy Brooks.

 

Since it was founded in 2009, Better World Books has:

 

• Raised more than $9 million dollars for its non-profit partners.

 

• Donated more than 3.3 million books to those desperately in need.

 

• Reused or recycled more than 40 million books, saving space in landfills; and,

 

• Achieved more than 17,000 tons of carbon offsets through carbon neutral shipping.

 

Residents should bring unwanted books to the Green Bin located at the Dawson County Recycling Center at 946 Burt Creek Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534.

 

For more information, contact Cathy Brooks at (706) 344-3501, Ext. 255 or cbrooks@dawsoncounty.org.

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