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Books and magazines

Reduce

Staffordshire’s libraries stock the latest titles for loan. Have you considered getting an e-reader, e.g. Kindle or Kobo readers? Our libraries also stock eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks.

Reuse

Before you throw anything away why not see if it can be reused? There are lots of ways this can be done:

Reuse shop

Staffordshire's recycling centres have a reuse area where items in good condition can be donated where they will be taken to the reuse shop located on the Cannock Recycling Centre.

Charity shops

Charity shops accept a wide variety of items. Please contact your local charity shop for more information on what they can accept.

Reuse networks

Reuse networks such as Freecycle, Freegle and Ecobees allow members to advertise goods for reuse or sharing through local groups and forums. Membership and advertising is free and everything offered must also be free.

Sell

There are a variety of online selling websites. Other options are advertising in the local paper, or on noticeboards in newsagents, shops, and supermarkets. If you have quite a few items why not consider a car boot sale?

Recycle

Magazines can be recycled in your kerbside recycling, check your  local council if books can be accepted. Staffordshire’s recycling centres accept books and magazines and should be placed in the mixed media bin.

Where can I take these?

  

Baddesley Ensor

Lower House Lane, Baddesley Ensor, Atherstone, CV9 2QA
  

Biddulph

Bemersley Road, Biddulph, ST8 7QT
  

Bilbrook

Pendeford Mill Lane, Codsall, WV8 1JJ
  

Burntwood

Ring Road, Chase Terrace, Burntwood, WS7 3JQ
  

Burton

Centurion Way (off Shobnall Road), Burton upon Trent, DE14 2AU (use DE14 2AY for SatNav)
  

Cannock

Lichfield Road, Cannock, WS11 8NQ
  

Cheadle

Tower Crane Drive, Off New Haden Road, Cheadle, ST10 1FB
  

Leek

Fowlchurch Road, Leek, ST13 6BH
  

Lichfield

Witley Drive, Trent Valley Road, Lichfield, WS13 6EU
  

Newcastle

Leycett Lane, Newcastle, ST5 6AD
  

Rugeley

Station Road, Rugeley, WS15 2HE
  

Stafford

St. Albans Road, Stafford, ST16 3DR
  

Stone

Beacon Road / Opal Way, Stone Business Park, Aston, ST15 0NN
  

Uttoxeter

Robert Bakewell Way, Uttoxeter, ST14 5AU (Not SatNav compatible)
  

Wombourne

Botterham Lane, Wombourne, DY3 4RA

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