As we look back on 30 years of KTMB, one of our major recycling campaigns was to educate people on the impact of recycling their phone books and not dumping them in the landfill. Now that you have a mini computer in your hand with access to almost anything, the actual phonebook seems a little old-fashioned. Especially since you can now ask your phone to call someone, and it does! So you might have been shocked to see a phonebook show up at your residence recently. Did you know you can opt out of this service for the future? Visit the KTMB Recycling Guide at and click on the Paper tab for the link on how to recycle your phone book when it’s time. Waste Management will also recycle those phonebooks for you if you drop them off during their regular business hours, regardless of you being a Waste Management customer or not.
Pictured is Bonnie Weber, then Washoe County Commissioner, now City Councilwoman.

KTMB Phonebook Recycling