How to Stop Phone Book Delivery in 4 Minutes

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Phone books fo’everA couple weeks ago I came home and saw a phone book sitting in front of my front door. This has happened many times in the past. As usual, I put it right in the recycling bin, slowly shaking my head as I pondered why they keep sending phone books out to people when most people never even open them. It’s a big waste of paper and precious ink, not to mention the gas it takes to deliver phone books nationwide each year. So I did a lil’ research, and found out how to stop phone book delivery once and for all…

Call 1-(877)-243-8339

I just called this number to test it out, and within about 4 minutes I had opted out of getting phone books. The person on the phone was friendly and helpful, although a bit confused at first (she thought I wanted to get MORE phone books delivered to my house). So call that number, and in less than 4 minutes, you won’t have to worry about getting any more phone books. Huzzah.

P.S. To see where to recycle your old phone books, go HERE and optically scan the provided information.

P.P.S. Here’s a funny prank done by some hoodlums with phone books.

Posted in green living, paper on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 at 4:19 PM.

4 Responses to “How to Stop Phone Book Delivery in 4 Minutes”

  1. Field Operations says:

    75% of people use the yellow pages in a phone book accoridng to a study done in 2011 by major phone companies. If you are within the 25% then ever so kindly simply recycle the book. You may not realize it but ten of thousands of people rely on telephone books to support their families. For those of you that believe you are saving trees by refusing the books, think again. Telephone books are made from 100% recycled materials.

    • ecojoe says:

      It doesn't matter how many people rely on phone books to make a living if no one wants the phone books. I'm not surprised that survey that you cite was done by phone companies.

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  3. This is true that it's a big waste of paper and precious ink.

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