Half a dozen publishers will be distributing their own yellow pages throughout San Luis Obispo County in mid-September, and anyone who doesn’t want to be inundated with all that material can limit the number of books they receive, or even opt out altogether, according to the county Department of Public Works.
“Many residents and businesses enjoy the convenience of these books, but many also feel that receiving three or more different books is more than they need,” according to a Public Works news release.
Anyone can go to http://yellowpagesoptout.com to learn which books are to be sent to their zip code, and choose how many, if any, to receive.
There is a six to 12-week lead time on the request, so those who apply now might not make the cut this year. But they will be set up to receive fewer yellow page books or none next year.
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The county has been recycling old telephone books since 1990, and is encouraging everyone to place them once again in their blue recycling bins.
By opting out of receiving unwanted telephone books in the first place, everyone can “reduce the litter found on the roadways from unwanted books (that) ... rot in the rain and sun,” according to the news release.