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Phone Book Recycling
**** FINAL YEAR!!! ****
PHONE BOOK RECYCLING CAMPAIGN
June 1 - September 30, 2013
From June 1 - September 30, old phone books can be recycled at the following Cleveland Metroparks locations seven days per week during regular park hours.
PHONE BOOKS ONLY should be placed in the District’s green collection containers located in the parking lots. Plastic will contaminate the load!! Do not place plastic bags in the recycling bins – use the trash receptacle for bags and other rubbish. Also, please stack the books in the back of the bin.
Phone Book Recycling Locations
Shawnee Hills Golf Course
18753 Egbert Road, Bedford
Euclid Creek Reservation
Welsh Woods North Parking Lot
Euclid Creek Parkway, South Euclid
North Chagrin Reservation
Parking lot south of park entrance
SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village
Big Creek Reservation
Snow Road Picnic Area
Big Creek Parkway, Parma Heights
Garfield Park Reservation
Garfield Park Nature Center
Mill Creek Lane, Garfield Heights
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation
Canal Way Nature Center
Whittlesey Way, Cuyahoga Heights
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course
9445 Brecksville Road, Brecksville
Overflow Parking Lot
Lake Road, Bay Village
Rocky River Reservation
Grist Mill Parking Lot
Cedar Point Road, North Olmsted
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Hippo Parking Lot
3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland
Mill Stream Run Reservation
Bonnie Park Picnic Area
Valley Parkway, Strongsville
South Chagrin Reservation
The Shelterhouse Picnic Area
Hawthorn Parkway, Bentleyville
Where else can I recycle phone books?
Most cities collect phone books in their curbside recycling programs. These residents can recycle their phone books with other mixed paper products including newspaper, cardboard, boxboard, junk mail, and magazines. Check with your local city service department for more information. You can also take old phone books to a local Abitibi Paper Retriever bin or River Valley Paper Company recycling bin.
This campaign has become the largest phone book recycling program in the state, recycling over five million phone books since 1993! Phone books collected through this year’s program will be recycled into various recycled paper products.
Approximately 2 million books will be delivered by AT&T in Cuyahoga County this summer. This number does not include other books delivered by other companies. This campaign is sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District in cooperation with Cleveland Metroparks.
Results from 2012
Last year, Cuyahoga County's annual Phone Book Recycling Campaign took place June 1 through September 30, coinciding with the delivery of the new phone books by AT&T. During the campaign, 88.49 tons of phone books were collected. The 88 tons amounts to more than 58,000 phone books (based on an average 3 pounds per book) turned in for recycling by individuals and small businesses in the county.