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Elkhart County, Ind. Residents Encouraged to Recycle Old Phone Books

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ELKHART, Ind. - Verizon encourages Elkhart County residents to recycle their old phone books as the new Verizon SuperPages telephone directories began arriving the week of July 22.

Customers can deposit outdated directories as part of the City of Elkhart's curbside recycling program or take them to one of the following locations during the month of August:

  • Elkhart and Goshen - McDonald's restaurants

  • Solid Waste Management of Elkhart County (500 N. Nappanee, Elkhart - Lower Level)

  • Bristol - City Hall

  • Middlebury - Old fire station

  • Millersburg - Old fire station

  • Nappanee - Martin's

  • Wakarusa - Town Hall

This year's directory recycling program is sponsored by McDonald's Restaurants, BFI, Borden Waste-Away, C.A.R.E., Himco Waste-Away, Recycling Works, Solid Waste Management District and Verizon.

The outdated telephone books collected during this recycling effort will be shredded and used for animal bedding and other paper products rather than sent to the landfill.

This is the 11th year Elkhart County has undertaken a directory recycling initiative. The
County's efforts continue to result in collection rates that far exceed the national recovery rate. In previous years, area residents recycled nearly 50 percent of their old phone books. A 20 percent recovery rate is generally considered a successful outcome.

Questions regarding the recycling program should be directed to Tim Neese at the Solid Waste Management District at 574-293-2269.

Customers who do not receive a new Verizon SuperPages directory by August 16, or who need additional copies, should call 1-800-888-8448.

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