Residents and businesses can go green by recycling old phone books in
specially marked collection bins once a year. Please call the Solid
Waste Office for bin locations at 209-577-5494.
Modesto residents can also place old phone books in their green "organic" waste can. This is an easy way to recycle right from home!
Recycling telephone books into new ones helps save precious resources. For each 500 phone books recycled, 7,000 gallons of water, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, 17 to 31 trees, and 4,100 kilowatts of electricity are saved. That's enough electricity power an average home for 6 months!