City encourages phone book recycling

MGN
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 5:31pm

EL PASO, TX (KTSM) — The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department reminds the public to recycle their obsolete phone books.

On average, we receive two phone books per year due to the variety of companies publishing telephone directories. To keep phone books from ending up in the landfill, unwanted phone books should be recycled at the curb in your blue bin or at a Citizen Collection Station (CCS), also known as drop-off sites.
The drop-off sites are located at:
• 4501 Hondo Pass
• 2492 Harrison
• 121 Atlantic
• 4200 Delta
• 1034 Pendale
Phone books that are recycled are commonly turned into new telephone directories, roofing surfaces, insulation materials, grocery bags and other paper products.
The City’s Curbside Recycling Program also accepts these paper products: paperback and hardback books; empty cardboard egg cartons; magazines; catalogs; frozen food boxes; junk mail; newspaper; cereal boxes; envelopes; flattened cardboard boxes; office paper; and mixed colored paper. You can also recycle metals and plastics. Learn more visit: www.RecycleElPaso.org

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