Phonebooks for Orangutans

By: cg
By: cg

Mayor Bill Bunten and City Manager Norton Bonaparte officially kicked off the 18th year of Project ReDirectory on Friday, August 3.

Children at the zoo camps today were joined by Hamburglar from McDonalds and Peka Sue from the Topeka Zoo. They all helped to recycle old AT&T telephone books.

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 2007 AT&T Real Yellow Pages directories were delivered to business and residences starting July 25th and old phone books can be dropped of at several locations throughout Topeka starting August 3rd through September 16th.

Drop-off locations include:

All Dillon's Stores
All McDonald Restaurants (except 29th & Oakley)
All Township Fire Stations
Wal-Mart Super Center -1501 SW Wanamaker
Topeka Zoo
Holton-Holton County Mart
Holton-Ron's IGA

Old phone books can be used to make bathroom tissue, paper towels, pastry containers, and Pringle cans.

For more locations click here.

The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the Orangutan Exhibit in Topeka Zoo. The orangutans will be given special phone books will treats planted in them for enrichment exercises.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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