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Recycling Events

Telephone Book Recycling

To encourage residents to recycle old directories (instead of trashing them) Environmental Services Department and AT&T promotes the 2008 San Diego Telephone Book Recycling Program: Project ReDirectory. The old directories are recycled into new paper products such as new directories, mailing envelopes, bathroom tissue, paper towels, and cereal boxes.

Photo of Phone Books

Recycle old telephone directories in the City's blue curbside recycling bin or at participating City Park and Recreation Centers.

How to participate

After the new directories are delivered, San Diegans can recycle the outdated 2007 phone books in the City's blue curbside recycling bins, or at any of the City's 44 drop-off recycling stations at Park and Recreation Centers located throughout the City. The sale of recyclables collected at park facilities directly benefits the centers by providing funds to purchase equipment and to sponsor community activities.

To find the drop-off location nearest you, call the AT&T Yellow Pages Recycling Hotline at (800) 953-4400. Or you may call the Environmental Services General Department Information for additional recycling information.

2008 San Diego County Telephone Book Recycling Schedule

North County Inland White Pages January 9 to February 12, 2008
San Diego White Pages June 17 to August 1, 2008
San Diego Exchange Yellow Pages June 17 to August 1, 2008
North County Coastal July 23 to August 20, 2008
North County White Pages July 23 to August 20, 2008
East County October 22 to November 20, 2008
South County October 28 to November 20, 2008