17,500 tons of unwanted paper—100 pounds per household—delivered each year!
The City of Seattle now offers a free and simple online registry system that will allow Seattle residents and businesses to choose whether they receive yellow pages phone books. But you need to act fast if you want to opt out. Your opt out selection must be in effect 30 days before a company starts its Seattle distribution cycle. Choices for DEX yellow pages phone books must be made by May 16, 2011 in order to prevent delivery of books this year.
Two million yellow pages phone books are recycled in Seattle every year at a cost of approximately $350,000 to Seattle Public Utilities ratepayers. While its important to recycle phone books, it’s much better for the environment to reduce their production altogether.