Monday, August 1, 2011 - 1:34pm
EL PASO- The City of El Paso is reminding the public to recycle their old phone books in an effort to increase recycling in our area.
On average, the public received two phone books a year. In an effort to keep those books from filling up landfills, the city is asking the public to recycle them using the blue bins provided to residents, or to drop them off at Citizen Collection Stations.
Stations are located at:
4501 Hondo Pass
Recycled phone books are commonly used to make new phone books, roofing materials, insulation materials, grocery bags, and other paper products.
In addition to phone books, the city's curbside recycle program also accepts paper products such as cardboard boxes, magazines and books, catalogs, junk mail, newspaper, envelopes, office paper, and mixed colored paper.
To see a complete list of recyclable items or to learn more about curbside recycling, visit www.recycleElPaso.org