Tackle it Tuesday – Tackling the Yellow Pages

Tackle It Tuesday

You can find a lot of information online these days, but I still reach for the Yellow Pages when I need to find info on a local locksmith, government office, or pizza place.

I think it’s great to keep a phone book handy, but you might want to limit the number of phone books you receive, or prefer not to receive one at all. If that’s the case, it’s easy for you to customize the number of phone books delivered to your home or cancel delivery altogether – just go to www.YellowPagesOptOut.com and personalize your options.

If you live in Canada, you can control your delivery at www.YPG.com/delivery.

Benefits to using Yellow Pages Opt Out:

  • It’s easy to use and completely free.
  • It shows the cover image of all directories in your area so you can easily identify which ones you want to receive and which you don’t.
  • You’ll be saving yourself time in the long run.
  • No need to recycle phone books you aren’t going to use.
  • Your registration information will be kept private.


I was interested to learn that phone books aren’t a big contributor to landfills. Phone books are the smallest paper product in the waste stream (according to an EPA study), making up less than 1 percent (newspapers are 3.2 percent, office paper 2.2 percent and standard mail 1.9 percent). Most directories are made with recycled paper or leftover woodchips from the lumber industry, and recycling rates went up 15 percent last year.

Do you keep your phone books, recycle them, or opt to not get them delivered at all?


Calling All Tacklers!

We’re looking for YOU – guest bloggers to post about your own tackles right here. If you are interested in showing off your tackles (we all need some tips and ideas!) then send a quick email to lolli.5m4m at gmail (link in the About Lolli section at the bottom of the post). Thanks for your inspiring tackles!!

Mom Bloggers — what are you tackling this week?

Link up your Tackle it Tuesday post…

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the Linky below!

We are Tackling Our To-Do Lists Together and making housework bloggable — Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about how Tackle It Tuesday began.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in tackling all our tasks — whether household or otherwise.

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Here is a fun thumbnail linky:

And here is a basic linky if you prefer your linkies the good old fashioned way!

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor, Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.

This week’s Tackle it Tuesday is sponsored by the Local Search Association, the trade organization of print, digital, mobile and social media that help local businesses get found. To adjust or stop phone book delivery to your home, visit www.YellowPagesOptOut.com.


  1. says

    I *do* use the yellow pages! And we save the entire phone book for use in crafts and cleaning. Of course, we live in a more rural part of our state so it’s easy to use up a whole phone book in less than a year.

    Didn’t know about the opt out before reading this. Thank you!


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