PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
Many of Oxford's households are set to receive the new compact size Yellow Pages directory over the next few weeks which means that the old ones can be recycled.
Each of the old Yellow Pages directories weighs 1.464kg which means that in Oxford there could be an extra 79 tonnes of paper entering the waste stream!
Old Yellow Pages directories are 100 per cent recyclable, so Oxford City Council are encouraging residents to recycle their old directories instead of putting them in their green bins.
Old Yellow Pages directories can be turned into a range of useful materials such as cardboard, packaging, insulation material and newsprint.
The old Yellow Pages directories can be placed in your blue recycling bin or box, or taken to any paper recycling bank across the city (visit our recycling centres page to find your nearest site).
Councillor John Tanner, Board Member for a Cleaner, Greener Oxford, says: "It would be fantastic if every single resident in Oxford could help us achieve a 50 per cent recycling rate by recycling their old Yellow Pages this year."
If you would like more information about how to deal with recycling and waste visit our Recycling page or call 01865 249811.
Released on Friday 26 August 2011