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Solid Waste Newsroom

Mayor Announces Phone Book Recycling

Thursday April 2, 2009

Residents may use special dropoff bins, recycling centers or curbside collection

Mayor Jerry Abramson today encouraged Louisville residents and businesses to drop off their old phone books in designated recycling bins around the city. All directories deposited will be recycled at no charge to residents. The bins will be available beginning Monday, April 6.

“Every year, hundreds of thousands of new phone books are delivered to Louisville homes,” said Abramson. “They take up a lot of space in the landfill and they’re easily recycled into new products.”

All directories deposited will be recycled into mulch, roofing materials, newsprint, egg cartons and even new telephone directories.

Residents have several options for recycling old phone books. To accommodate multiple copies, large recycling containers will be available from April 6 through May 10 at the following seven locations:

· Louisville Metro parking lot -- 9th and Jefferson

· Kroger -- 9812 Linn Station Road

· Kroger -- 3616 Buechel Bypass

· Kroger -- 3917 South 7th Street

· Kroger -- 5001 Mudd Lane

· Kroger -- 3165 South 2nd Street

· Kroger -- 3039 Breckenridge Lane

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

· First District Public Works Yard - 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 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week):

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

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

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

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

· Louisville Fire Dept. Truck #2 - 235 E. Jefferson Street

· Louisville Fire Dept. Quad Co. #6 - 2620 Frankfort Avenue

· Fern Creek Firehouse – 7700 Routt Road

· Middletown Firehouse – 108 Urton Lane

· Metro Parks - 1297 Trevilian Way

· Beechmont Community Center - 205 W. Wellington Avenue

· Bowman Field Drivers License Branch – 3501 Roger Schupp Street

Residents in the Urban Services District may put their phone books in their curbside recycling bins.

Sponsors of the phone book recycling program include the Kroger Company, Louisville Metro Government, Riverside Recycling, Waste Management of Kentucky, Inc. and Bellsouth “The Real White Pages”.

For more information, residents may visit or call MetroCall 311 or 574-5000.