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Mayor Announces Phone Book Recycling Program

Wednesday September 28, 2005

Residents and businesses can use special containers, recycling centers and curbside bins

Mayor Jerry Abramson today urged Louisville residents and businesses to recycle their old phone books by taking advantage of special containers and drop-off sites provided by Louisville Metro Government.

All directories deposited will be recycled into mulch, roofing materials, newsprint, egg cartons and even new telephone directories. So far this year, more than 50 tons of old phone books have been recycled in the Louisville area.
 
“Recycling is an easy and effective step that all of us can take in reducing litter, and keeping our community looking its best,” Abramson said. “If businesses and residents had not taken the initiative to recycle, tons of phone books would have ended up in our landfill.”

Abramson said there are several options for recycling old phone books. To accommodate multiple copies, large recycling containers will be located at two sites: the parking lot of the Plainview Kroger, 9812 Linn Station Road, and the Metro Government parking lot located downtown at Jefferson and Liberty at Eighth and Ninth streets. Businesses with 25 or more phone books to recycle are urged to use these large containers, which will remain in place through November 4.

Residents and businesses with fewer than 25 copies may use one of Louisville Metro’s five staffed recycling centers, which are open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.:

· Public Works - 595 Hubbards Lane

· Southwest Government Center - 7219 Dixie Highway

· Metro Parks Landscaping - 9300 Whipps Mill Road

· Central Government Center - 7201 Outer Loop
· Fairdale Community Center (adjacent to) - 10620 West Manslick Road

Old phone books may also be deposited at one of the following non-staffed recycling drop-off sites:

· Louisville Fire Engine Co. #22 - 3228 River Park Drive

· Louisville Fire Engine Co. #16 -1500 S. Sixth Street

· Louisville Fire Engine Co. #12 - 4535 Manslick Road

· Louisville Fire Engine Co. #8 - 2900 Hikes Lane

· Louisville Fire Engine Co. #5 - 235 E. Jefferson Street

· Louisville Fire Engine Co. #4 - 2620 Frankfort Avenue
 
· Fern Creek Firehouse – 7700 Routt Road
 
· Middletown Firehouse – 108 Urton Lane
 
· Metro Parks - 1297 Trevilian Way
 
· Beechmont Community Center - 205 Wellington Avenue
 
· Bowman Field Drivers License Branch – 3501 Roger Schupp Street

Residents in the Urban Service District may deposit their phone books in curbside recycling bins.

Sponsors of the phone book recycling program include The Kroger Company, Louisville Metro Government, Inland Service Corp., Waste Management of Kentucky, Inc. and BellSouth “The Real Yellow Pages.”
 
For more information, residents may visit Louisville Metro's official website or call MetroCall at 311 or 574-5000.