Place old phone directories today for recycling

January 28, 2011

Today (Jan. 28) is the day to set out old telephone directories for recycling. Purdue Recycling crews will collect the directories Saturday (Jan. 29).

Unneeded phone books, boxed or bundled, should be placed on loading docks or next to the outdoor green Purdue Recycling collection carts. 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 49-43087 or 49-63326 or, or visit
This follows last week's distribution of new local directories on campus.

Last year, people on campus helped send 46,174 pounds of phone directories to recycling instead of landfills. This saves on paper and the cost of using a landfill.

For more information, contact 49-43087 or 49-63326 or, or visit