2012-13 was the last year for phone book recycling at Scolari’s and area parks. Please recycle your phone books with newspapers in your curbside bin, or take them to Waste Management Recycle America locations. If you do not want to receive phone books, now is the time to opt out!
In previous years, the Phone Book Recycling program was part of the “Phone Books for Trees” campaign. For every ton of phone books recycled at City of Reno, City of Sparks, and Washoe County drop-off locations, YP Real Yellow Pages donated an average of 17 trees to area parks. In 2009, the City of Reno collected 4.27 tons of phone books, the City of Sparks collected 3.26 tons, and Washoe County collected 9.18 tons. During 2010’s Make A Difference Day, 200 volunteers helped to plant 87 donated trees in area parks.
NOW IS THE TIME TO OPT OUT: If you wish to stop receiving phone books, you can stop delivery of some or all at yellowpagesoptout.com or call 1-866-329-7118.
If you have curbside recycling, you can include old or unused phone books year-round.