I thought it was just a fluke when I moved in and saw a pile of phone books stacked five or six high. A few weeks later, a fresh stack arrived in an orange plastic bag on my front stoop.
Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who found this odd. Cleveland has an entire recycling program for phone books. It’s a good thing with the number of barely opened ones I had just in my house. Soon, I got a call from a viewer who felt the same way.
Take a peek at the video player to see how many she gets and how many brand new ones end up getting recycled.
Getting rid of phone books
In Ohio, they got rid of the white pages. You can still get a copy if you want, but you’ll only automatically get the yellow pages and even those can be stopped.
Click my NewsChannel 5 story to see how to stop the phone books. Let’s hope it works.
Real phone book online
You might get rid of your book once and for all after reading this next paragraph. I know a lot of consumers, me included, don’t like searching Internet directories when they are looking for something. The AT&T Real Yellow Pages is an Internet page that allows you to browse the phone book page by page. It’s a great tool and really makes searching a whole lot easier, and might give you another reason to opt out of delivery.