TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- New phone books have arrived, and now you have a chance to recycle your old or unwanted phone book(s).
Project ReDirectory kicks off its 23rd year at Berryton Elementary Monday (8/27). Last year students of Berryton recycled the most outdated phone books, which earned them the right to host the kick-off this year.
Students of Shawnee County schools, as well as citizens, are "challenged" to recycle their outdated phone books. The participating school that recycles the most outdated phone books per capita will receive a first place banner and host the 2013 kick off.
Project ReDirectory is part of YP's, formerly AT&T Advertising Solutions', corporate citizenship and sustainability efforts. The campaign is sponsored by YP 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 establish similar programs.
New 2012 Topeka YP Real Yellow Pages directories began to be delivered to businesses and residences August 24. Outdated directories can then be dropped off at several locations throughout Topeka and surrounding communities from now through September 30.
Scouts can earn a 2012 YP Project ReDirectory patch provided by YP 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 YP 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Residents and businesses can call YP Project ReDirectory at 1-800-953-4400 for information about recycling outdated phone books in this community.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.