TOPEKA – Project ReDirectory phone book recycling will officially kick off the 22nd year on Thursday, September 8th at 2:20 p.m. at Jardine Middle School, 2600 SW 33rd. Students of Shawnee County schools, as well as citizens, are “challenged” to recycle their phone books. The participating school who recycles the most phone books per capita will receive a first place banner.
Project ReDirectory is part of AT&T’s corporate citizenship and sustainability efforts. The campaign is sponsored by AT&T Real Yellow Pages and organized by Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County. Topeka hosted the first telephone book recycling project in Kansas leading the way for other communities across the state to set up similar programs.
New 2011 AT&T Topeka Real Yellow Pages directories will be delivered to businesses and residences starting August 23rd and outdated directories can then be dropped off at several locations throughout Topeka and surrounding communities from now through October 9th.
Drop-off locations include:
• All Dillon Stores
• All McDonald Restaurants (except 29th & Oakley, 2100 NW Topeka, 11th and Kansas)
• Auburn – Apple Mart
• Brookwood Covenant Church—3601 SW 33rd
• Carbondale – Skip’s Thriftway
• City Hall/County Court House – (Circle Drive)
• First Christian Church-1880 Gage
• First Lutheran Church—131 NE 46th
• Holton – Holton Country Mart
• Holton – Ron’s IGA
• Household Hazardous Waste Facility-131 NE 46th
• Meriden – Country Harvest
• Osage City – Jerry’s Thriftway
• Oskaloosa – Oskaloosa Thriftway
• Perry/Lecompton Thriftway
• Presidio—534 S. Kansas
• Quarter Midget Assoc.—1121 SW University Blvd.
• Rossville – Wehner’s Thriftway
• Seabrook Apple Market
• Silver Lake – Wehner’s Thriftway
• Valley Falls – Steve’s Thriftway
• Wal-Mart Super Center-1501 SW Wanamaker
• Washburn Rural High School—5900 SW 61st
Several businesses are supporting Project ReDirectory by offering the following incentives:
Participating McDonald’s will give patrons a coupon for a free small drink in exchange for a telephone directory.
Scouts can earn a 2011 Project ReDirectory patch provided by AT&T Real Yellow Pages by collecting 10 or more phone books. Scout troops can contact the Keep America Beautiful – Topeka/Shawnee County office in Topeka for forms and the patches will be distributed to the Scout troops upon receipt of the completed forms.
The paper for AT&T directories is manufactured employing environmentally responsible production methods, including the use of recycled paper waste and leftover scraps of sawdust and wood chips from lumber production processes. Residents and businesses can call AT&T Project ReDirectory at 1-800-953-4400 for information about recycling outdated phone books in this community.
Consumers who would like to order directories or stop delivery of directories from any directory publisher can visit www.yellowpagesoptout.com.
For more information, contact Philicia McKee, Keep America Beautiful-Topeka/Shawnee County at 224-0446.