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    shirleyc Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 15, 2009, 06:06 PM
    How to recycle or dispose of high school-college yearbooks.
    I am downsizing my home - 44 years married. My sons do not want all their yearbooks and between my husband and me and the sons, I need to dispose of about 12 yearbooks.

    How do you go about getting rid of yearbooks. Is there some way to recycle them?
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    Nov 15, 2009, 10:10 PM

    Past yearbooks have no significance to others
    other than the people concerned.
    They usually have no monetary value.
    I would suggest that the libraries of the specific schools would be happy to receive them.
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    Nov 15, 2009, 10:48 PM
    Hi, shirleyc!

    Around where I live, people can sell or give old yearbooks to used book stores. Some people do like to find old yearbooks where they, friends or other relatives might be listed.

    When I was in high school, I didn't purchase a yearbook for every year. Now, I wish that I had, because there are pictures and articles in one of them that I really wish that I had now.

    As far as further recycling, around where I live, books and magazines can be deposited together in a recycling bin.

    How old are your sons, please?

    Thanks!
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    Dec 4, 2009, 07:19 PM

    You could donate them to your son's old schools. Some schools keep them in case former students are looking for a copy.
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    Dec 4, 2009, 07:23 PM

    I would think that something with so many memories in it would be kept and cherished. I have all of mine, and plan on passing them down to my children. I actually have my parents' too, from the forties.

    Do you have grandchildren?
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    Dec 4, 2009, 07:47 PM

    Well I just can't even image not wanting them, but they can also send out notices to classmates they know to see if they would want them.
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    Dec 15, 2009, 08:20 AM

    I saw some Books being thrown out and had to look through them, found about 8-10 yearbooks, I picked the one for 1957, the year I was Born, looked through it while driving down the street, and noticed John Dupont, and Oscar B Goodman, 2 familiar Names, I couldn't place Oscars Name, then Realized he is the Mayor of Las Vegas, used to be an Attourney for the Mob. I wanted to Look up each of the Names and see where they are now, It was a small school in Pennsylvania.
    Mr Goodman recently had his 80th Birthday(I believe). And would sent to him If I had an address. You never know what's in those books.
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    Mar 30, 2011, 02:47 PM
    Of course there are options for recycling paper, in normal circumstances you should have <a rel="follow" href="http://www.beachcans.com/roll-off-dumpsters.php">dumpsters</a> just for paper, that's how we recycling in the area I live in. There are pick-up trucks that come every week and collect all the paper.

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