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'Book bin' installed at Waterloo recycling point

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A charity 'book bin' has been added to the recycling point outside Waterloo Millennium Green in Baylis Road.

Read International Book Bin
The READ International book bin can be found just outside the Baylis Road entrance to Waterloo Millennium Green, opposite Cubana

Camberwell-based charity READ International helps to support secondary education in Tanzania. Since 2005 it has dispatched more than 1.1 million books to East Africa.

After a trial in Westminster the charity 'book bins' have now been installed across Lambeth, including Waterloo, thanks to a partnership with Veolia and Lambeth Council.

Donated books will either be sent direct to Tanzanian schools or sold to raise money to support libraries and schools there.

The Baylis Road recycling point also includes a bin for small electrical appliances as well as a two TRAID clothes recycling bins and a Variety Club container to collect unwanted shoes.

• If you prefer to keep your book recycling strictly local, then the Rocketvan Box Shop in Union Street has a book swap trolley on the pavement.

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