An “06880” post last summer highlighted a perennial problem: the “distribution” of phone books by dumping them at mailboxes.
There were 20 comments. As you can imagine, Westporters do not love free (phone) books.
Relief is at hand. The Yellow Pages Association (!) has introduced a “Consumer Choice & Opt-Out Site.” Ignore the extraneous and very defensive stuff (“directories make up the smallest portion of the waste stream when compared to other non-durable products”), and just decline delivery of yellow pages.
The white pages — no such luck.
The good news is: With all the snow we’ve had, the phone books we never picked up will be buried till May.
The bad news: When we finally try to throw them away, they’ll weigh 12 tons.
(To opt out of yellow pages delivery, click here.)