It’s Official: Phone books should be recycled

Filed in Local Search by Matt McGee on April 26, 2009 8 Comments

Richland, Washington, one of the Tri-Cities (the area where I live) is about to start a curbside recyling program. So, the blitz has begun to make sure residents know how it works … and most importantly, what they should and should not put in the new recycling bins.

In a major boost for online local search, the city’s official chart says that phone books should be recycled:


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  1. Stever says:

    Nice one!

    What stikes me as a lil funny though is that they are displaying brand names of various products. Might the city get in a bit of hot water over trademark usage? Or would that constitute fair use to display products that are recyclable?

  2. Thanks for posting this, Matt! It gave me a big smile on this Monday afternoon.

  3. Sean MAguire says:

    Phone books shouldn’t only be re-cycled, they should be outlawed.

  4. John Thomas says:

    Local Search is getting bigger and bigger. There are 5 different phone books here in St. George Utah and there are many businesses that are fed up with them. I see them going out the window real quickly especially in the bigger cities first as people use the search engines more to find local businesses.

  5. Michelle says:

    Great post Matt! I received a call a couple of weeks ago from a yellow page ad salesperson. Worked very hard to convince me to try buy an ad in the yellow pages. Um, no thanks.

    I haven’t used the yellow pages in years.


  6. Chris says:

    Yellow pages is the most worthless thing these days. I immediately recycle mine. Still though, its very funny that they would put that on the card.

  7. this is what is happening with the yellow pages in the netherlands:

  8. Matt McGee says:

    Martijn — I suspect that’s happening with yellow pages all around the world. 🙂

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