How To: Stop Receiving Phone Books

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We live in a three-family home with a decent amount of tenant turnover. It feels like more than a few times per year piles of new phone books languish outside our front door before someone takes the initiative to either recycle them or on rare occasion, actually incorporate them into their administrative life.

It does feel like a pretty gross waste to take such a big chunk of paper and toss it in the recycling before it even has a chance at life. But it seems that today more people than not use the internet to look up phone numbers. Professional organizer Jeri Dansky just posted some tips on her blog about how to TRY to stop receiving phone books...

Unfortunately there is no legislative equivalent to the “do not call registry” for stopping phone books from being sent to you. But you can try two things: Call the publishers of the phone books and sign up at Yellow Pages Go Green.

Click here to see Jeri's tips and specific phone numbers for you to contact.

Do you still use your paper phone books or do you rely on the internet? Have you ever tried to stop phone books from being sent to you?

pic: angelurk's flickr photostream

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