Phone Book Opt-Out

In this technology-driven age, an increasing number of Americans are turning to online search engines rather than print phone books, yet yellow pages companies continue to drop unwanted directories on residents’ doorsteps throughout the country. Unwanted directories are not only a nuisance but also a waste: each year the industry uses an estimated 4.68 million trees worth of wood fiber, or 14 football fields’ worth of forest per day. They are also a burden on local governments, who pay nearly $60 million annually to recycle or dispose of unwanted phone books.

By opting out of receiving phone books, our neighborhood association can quickly reduce its environmental footprint and send an important message to publishers about wasteful distribution. In fact, every 100 unwanted phone books removed from printing and distribution reduces greenhouse gas emissions equal to nearly 2,000 miles driven by a passenger vehicle.


How Can Residents Opt Out?

It’s free, easy, and takes just 3 minutes! All residents need to do is:

1. Visit the Yellow Pages Opt Out website by clicking the button below
2. Enter zip code and create an account
3. After completing registration, click “opt out of or order directories”
4. Choose “opt out of all” option, then “save changes” and hit CONFIRM.