Cleaner, Greener, Better

Help turn old directories into insulation, animal bedding, and other valuable products. Recycling is the process that turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. Collecting used bottles, cans, and newspapers and taking them to the curb or to a collection center is one of the first of many steps that generates financial, environmental, and social returns.

By reducing and reusing, we can save natural resources and reduce waste management costs. Get more tips on how to recycle, reduce and reuse.

Learn about your state guidelines for recycling.

Learn how to recycle outdated print directories

  • Check your local phone book for recycling information in your community.
  • If curbside recycling is offered in your community, you should have the ability to recycle Yellow Pages directories by putting them in your curbside bin.
  • If curbside recycling is not an option, visit the local area’s solid waste department’s Web site for recycling information.

Contact your local Yellow Pages publisher for phone book recycling drop-off locations.

Reuse outdated directories in a positive manner

  • Bows: Craft project
  • Pencil/Pen Holder: Craft project
  • Packaging Filler: Balled up or shredded.
  • Booster Seats: Cover them in a fun material for the kids
  • Fire Starters: Perfect for the fireplace, grill or wood stove.
  • Step Aerobics: Duct tape them together and use for exercise
  • Wax Paper Substitute: Use to separate baked goods and items in the freezer.
  • Window Wipes: Perfect for cleaning windows with a simple mixture of vinegar and water
  • Garden Mulch: Shred the pages to block weeds. Do you know they are biodegradable?

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