Keeping old phone books out of landfill a priority

The Regional Waste Reduction Office reminds residents to recycle their old phone book.

With new telephone directories being delivered to local residents and businesses, the Regional Waste Reduction Office reminds residents to recycle their old phone book.

Regional waste reduction facilitator Rae Stewart said: “Together, these phone books weigh over 166,000 kg. If all of them were tossed into the landfill they’d take up the equivalent space of 60 large dump trucks.

“By recycling instead of tossing out your old phone book, you’re sharing in the solution—diverting waste from our limited landfill space and turning it into a valuable resource.”

Stewart explained that old books are mixed together with other household paper products at Cascades Recovery, the local recycling facility on Cambro Road.

At the Cambro plant,  the paper is compacted and shipped to numerous recycling mills that make products like roofing felt, paper egg cartons, and more newspaper.

Simply put your old phone books in your blue cart for recycling and place your cart at the curb on your regular recycling collection day, said Stewart.

Phone books can also be taken to the nearest recycling depot.

To learn more, call  250-469-6250 or visit

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