New campus phone books coming; old ones recyclable

October 25, 2010

Purdue telephone directories for 2010-11 are to be distributed to campus buildings today and tomorrow (Oct. 25-26).

Purdue Recycling crews will collect old directories Saturday, Nov. 6.

Last year, people on campus helped send 46,174 pounds of phone directories to recycling instead of landfills.

For the Nov. 6 pickup, unneeded phone books, boxed or bundled, should be placed on loading docks or next to the outdoor green Purdue Recycling collection carts on Friday, Nov. 5. Covering the books against the weather is helpful.

If an area does not have a green cart location or building users are not sure what is the appropriate place to set out the phone books, or if the location is not accessible to recycling crews on Saturday, contact the Recycling Office at 49-40194 or 49-63326 or, or visit

Local phone directories will be distributed at another time, followed by a campus recycling pickup. In the past several years, local phone books have come in January or February.