City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Vicki Rice, 209-577-5495
Release Date: Monday, September 30, 2013, 11:30:00 AM

Annual Phone Book Recycling Event

October 1-31, 2013

New phone books are arriving in Modesto and throughout Stanislaus County in October and we have the 4 1 1 on how you can recycle your old phone books. Residents and businesses can go green and recycle old phone books by placing them in either their green “organic” waste recycling containers, depending on which service they receive, or in the specially marked collection bins located downtown on 11th Street between J & K Streets and the Salida Library at 4835 Sisk Road beginning October 1st.

 

Recycling telephone books into new ones helps save precious resources!

Did you know for every 500 phone books recycled, the following resources are saved? 7,000 gallons of water, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, 17-31 trees and 4,100 kilowatts of electricity. That’s enough electricity to power an average home for 6 months!

Please do your part, be green, and recycle those phone books! Also, if you prefer, you can opt out of receiving your phone book by going to www.yellowpagesoptout.com .              

 

 

 

For more information in the City of Modesto, please contact the Solid Waste Division at

(209) 577-5495 or e-mail Vicki Rice at vrice@modestogov.com

 

For more information in Stanislaus County, please contact Environmental Resources at

(209) 525-6700 or email Denise London at dlondon@envres.org

 


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