Are Magazines Recyclable?

Magazines are fairly easy to recycle once you are finished with them.

Most curbside programs accept them for recycling.

Many recycling centers will take them also.

Collections of magazines may be valuable to collectors, depending on their age and condition.

Can magazines be recycled?

Most curbside recycling programs accept magazines and paperback books as mixed paper. Why can’t wet books and magazines be recycled? Even though the paper recycling process introduces water, when you get paper wet and it dries, it manipulates the fibers (as a result, it feels more stiff).

Where can I recycle old magazines?

Here are the top seven places to consider, in no particular order, when you decide to donate magazines to charity or another organization or business.

  • Your Local Library.
  • Nursing Homes And Retirement Communities.
  • Military Troops.
  • Women Or Family Shelters.
  • Doctor And Dentist Offices, Hospitals And Other Waiting Rooms.

Can you recycle magazines and catalogs?

Magazines, catalogs, and telephone directories with glossy paper and covers can be recycled in your blue bin. Don’t worry about removing staples or covers; just throw them in.

How much of a magazine can be recycled?

Recycling Rates

Newspapers are recycled at a fairly high rate of about 73 percent, while magazines are recycled at a far lower rate of about 20 percent, according to the Newspaper Association of America and the Magazine Publishers Association.