A waste contractor in Haringey is encouraging people to bin their books for charity.

Haringey Borough Council’s recycling and waste management provider Veolia wants people to deposit their unwanted books in one of the READ International book bins that are situated across the borough.

Donating books to READ International ensures that no book gets sent to landfill or incineration. They are instead used to provide the resources required for children to learn in one of the world’s poorest countries, Tanzania.

Founder of READ International Rob Wilson said: “Imagine trying to learn without books or a space to study.

“We work in Tanzania, one of the world’s poorest countries, where we use a unique, youth-led volunteer model to provide thousands of students each year with great books and libraries to study in.”

Veolia's education team is also running a competition in Haringey schools to collect books to donate to READ International with the school that has collected the most books by the end of April winning a prize.