Seattle Phone Books

According to a story in the Seattle Times, 20% of Seattle’s residents and businesses have opted out of receiving phone books, and that’s just in the last year. According to the story, which was re-posted on, phone book companies that deliver to someone on the phone book opt out list will get fined $125 per book.

Since the program began last May, more than 75,000 Seattle residents and businesses stopped their yellow-pages deliveries, removing 375 tons — more than 419,000 books — from the waste and recycle streams, according to city officials.

I guess the people of Seattle really know how to celebrate Earth Day…

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