Question 21: Is it permissible to burn the newspaper after reading it? Is it permissible to burn the worn-out pages of the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan) that may be found in the streets?
Answer: Yes, it is permissible to burn newspapers, for they might contain some Aayahs (Qur’aanic verses), Hadeeths, or Islaamic texts that must be respected and venerated. Likewise, it is permissible to burn the worn-out pages of the Mus-haf to preserve their sanctity and protect them from desecration. You can also protect them from violation by burying them in pure earth… read more here.