Wake Co. to recycle phone books year round

Posted December 29, 2008 12:42 p.m. EST

Wake County will no longer host seasonal recycling events for telephone books, but will instead accept telephone books anytime at recycling convenience centers.

Residents are reminded that phone books should be recycled only via drop off and not placed in recycling bins for weekly pickup. The paper used in phone books can not be recycled along with paper and cardboard, and phone books in bins contaminate that waste stream.

To limit the number of phone books delivered to your house, the county advises residents to contact the phone book providers.