Friday, January 29, 2010

Reduce some unnecessary landfill . . .

Current Yellow Pages logo.      Image via Wikipedia

No longer letting your "fingers do the walking" the way you once did? (Now they walk over your computer or smartphone keyboard rather than the print pages of a phone book?)

I can't remember the last time I perused our local phone book. Two years ago? Three?

I saw a brief article in our local paper the other day about how to stop the automatic delivery of phone books and Yellow Pages when you--as I--may never reference a print book for such mundane information as telephone numbers.

(Side comment: I pity the poor businesses who still advertise in the Yellow Pages. I imagine their return-on-investment must be less than a quarter what it was five years ago.)


You can get your phone book deliveries stopped by going to and "selecting your Dex" via ZIP code.

Simply choose "0" as the number of copies you want for each directory you're offered . . . and you can stop delivery on all phone books not scheduled for delivery within the next 60 days.

If your book is scheduled for delivery in the next 60 days, you'll still receive it. But at least you can stop delivery next year and in the future.

Your phone book published by someone other than R.H. Donnelley and Dex? Check out

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