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
Dave Bianchi founder of KTMB


Just this morning I headed out of my house armed with a flashlight since it was still dark outside when I started on my walk along with a plastic bag and my trusty pick up stick.  Tuesdays are always a great day since it’s garbage day, so I have plenty of places to deposit the trash I find alongside the road and on the sidewalks or on the lawns that I pass by.  It’s great exercise plus I help keep the neighborhood clean. I even do my own economic analysis, for example, among those folks who can’t seem to hang onto their trash until they find a proper receptacle, Marlboro cigarettes are the most popular brand.  McDonald’s containers beat out Wendy’s and Jack-in-the-Box. The majority of the plastic bags that get hung up on most anything mostly come from Wal Mart.  I don’t know what the brand of the bottled water containers are, but I’m always amazed that many still have water in them, sometimes even full.  And what about the one glove, a pair of socks or a lonely shoe.  Where’s the other shoe?

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