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Dayton company urges phone book recycling

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 3:39 PM
Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 3:39 PM

A Dayton-based company is encouraging people to recycle phone books.

The Berry Company’s “Think Yellow, Go Green” program has kept 1.5 million outdated phone books out of landfills by recycling more than 750 tons of them.

Earth Day was the fifth anniversary of the program. Berry has teamed up with schools, The Boy Scouts, shopping centers, grocery store sand more to build awareness of the recycling program.

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“The recycled materials have been converted for an array of uses from refuse-derived fuel, generating megawatts of energy for electric companies, to materials such as home insulation and mulch,” states a release from the company.

Locals who wish to stop delivery of printed phone books may opt out of recieving them by going online to www.yellowpagesoptout.com.

Groups interested in teaming up with The Berry Company should call (937) 296-2121.