Enough With The Yellow Pages Already

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That’s exactly what we were thinking yesterday as we walked out and tripped over our freshly delivered Verizon Yellow pages (which we promptly picked up and took directly to the recycling bin).

Then this morning we ran across this on LifeHacker and thought we’d share it with our readers.

The various yellow and white pages organizations deliver a whopping 540 million unsolicited books every year, and web site YellowPagesGoesGreen aims to prevent this gigantic and obsolete waste of paper from landing at your doorstep. There is no national service similar to the previously mentioned Do Not Call Registry for opting out of the yellow pages, but most individual yellow and white page organizations claim that you can opt out. What YellowPagesGoesGreen does is provide a centralized location for requesting that all such services in your area stop delivering the books to your doorstep. Because it’s not a national registry like Do Not Call, publishers may not be as eager to follow up on your request, but it’s worth a try.


This is one of those things that pisses off a lot of people. But no one is ever angry enough to get really organized and take on the big industry of Yellow Pages publishers.

The YellowPagesGoesGreen site also has an ad/link to GreenDimes – which karate chops your regular junk mail in the throat. We signed up a year ago and hardly get any junk mail anymore. It costs a few bucks, but totally worth it.

What the folks at YellowPagesGoesGreen are doing is great stuff. Most likely will NOT stop the Yellow Pages from arriving on your doorstep. At least not yet. Best way to stop the insanity is call the publishers direct.

If you know people who want to get organized, let’s do it!

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