Recycle your Yellow Pages

Posted on Sunday 11th October 2009 at 9:39 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council

South Gloucestershire Council and SITA are helping the district go greener by collecting Yellow Pages and other directories for recycling.

SITA’s kerbside collections teams will now collect Yellow Pages, other directories and catalogues from households in the green recycling bag.

Previously, Yellow Pages were not suitable for use in recycled paper because of the yellow colouring of the pages. In addition, the sheer quantity that would go through the system at certain times of year would affect the quality of the paper that the mill produces.

Improvements at the paper recycling mill and changes in the way directories are made means that it is now possible to recycle them.

Councillor Heather Goddard, executive member for communities, said: “It’s great news that we can now recycle Yellow Pages and other directories. Thanks to effective partnership working, we have identified a problem and developed a solution that will benefit all residents and the environment.”

New Yellow Pages are currently being delivered in South Gloucestershire, so instead of throwing your old one in the black bin, you can now put it into your green bag with other paper for recycling, thereby helping to protect the environment and providing valuable recycled material to make newspapers and magazines.

For further information about recycling please visit www.southglos.gov.uk/sortit.

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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