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Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 15 10:29 pm    Post subject: Books...  Reply with quote    

What do you do with a box of books that are too tatty to go to the charity shop?
I'm thinking "bin", but I think I may get lynched for thinking that...

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 15 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Recycling.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 15 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

fuel

cheap paper has little content except wood fibres ,if it is glossy there is a bit of clay (but less than oilshale)

books burn well

allegedly there are 3/4 of a million tons of unwanted books (mostly mills n boon remainders )in the foundations of the birmingham northern relief rd (ms toll) . a combo of scam and green activism can be an investment for the future

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 15 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
Recycling.

I did mean the recycling bin.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 15 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, if you can build houses out of straw...

sean
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 15 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Well, if you can build houses out of straw...


Then you can build a castle out of books...

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 15 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Well, if you can build houses out of straw...

I'd want to use quality books for construction.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 15 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
wellington womble wrote:
Well, if you can build houses out of straw...

I'd want to use quality books for construction.


Use these for bedding, then.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 15 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

at about 40 a tonne they are a decent fuel with the proper hearth

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 15 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

they can be more expensive but that is the buyer price to work with

Falstaff



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 15 11:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Books... Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
What do you do with a box of books that are too tatty to go to the charity shop?
I'm thinking "bin", but I think I may get lynched for thinking that...


Are they such rubbish titles that nobody will pay you anything to read them ?

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 15 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
at about 40 a tonne...

Where from?

Andrea



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 15 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I use old books to line the animals sheds. As many are the kids' old school books I like to think that I'm providing my animals with a decent education.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 15 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

with jackets ,boards,photo pages etc they count as mixed paper and jan's wholesale bought prices were 35 to 50 pmt at the mill gate

graded as good condition (ie all the pages) they are about 1200 to1800 for a 20ft shipping container load which is a little bit more but still cheaper per calorie than most fuels

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