How to Recycle Old Magazines

Recycling your old magazines is a great way to get rid of those old magazines collecting dust around your house.
Recycling your old magazines is a great way to get rid of those old magazines collecting dust around your house. | Source

Magazines can be amazing wonderful things! But, too many of them can lead to piles and piles of old magazines that you don't know what to do with! If you're like me, you feel bad about just recycling these magazines because you've paid for them and you can't just bring yourself to throw them away. So, I have compiled a list with different ways you can re-use your magazines.

Donating Your Old Magazines

Donating your old magazines is a great way to get rid of them with allowing others to enjoy them as well. Here are just some places you can donate your old magazines to:

  • Donate your magazines to a school. Schools (especially elementary schools) will accept your old magazines to be cut up and used for collage projects. Also, if it's a magazine with news articles, middle and high schools can use them as references in papers (if they aren't outdated.)
  • Donate your magazines to offices with waiting rooms. These places will put them in their waiting rooms for people to read while they wait.
  • Donate your magazines to a library for others to check out and read.

Re-Use Your Old Magazines

Use your old magazines for packing up breakables or shred them and use them as extra cushioning for packages you ship out.

You can also turn your old magazines into new things. I have found different crafts you can do with your old magazines. Make a purse, gift box, necklace, and more with your old magazines.

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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

Thanks for the tips. The neated thing I have seen was a waste basket made out of strips of magazine pages. I have enough magazine to do those projects, but when in the world am I going to get the time as much as I write here on HubPages? (smile)

Thanks for sharing.


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LagunaAlkaline 5 years ago from Camas, WA Author

Ya, I have stacks of magazines waiting to be reused. I have done the purse and it's come out amazing. I saw the waste basket too and it was really cool looking.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

I'm bookmarking this page so I can try out the tips when I get some free time.


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LagunaAlkaline 5 years ago from Camas, WA Author

Aw thanks! If you do end up having time I'd love to see a picture of the finished product!


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greanearth83 5 years ago

would be cool if you added some pics of your own to your hub too :P


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LagunaAlkaline 5 years ago from Camas, WA Author

Haha, I'll have to add some :)


Lynn 23 months ago

Impivssree brain power at work! Great answer!

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