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Green boost for Yellow Pages in West Oxfordshire

Residents in West Oxfordshire can now put old copies of Yellow Pages directories in their black kerbside recycling boxes.

Previously, West Oxfordshire District Council worked in conjunction with directory publisher Yell to set up designated recycling banks at different locations across the District for people to recycle old directories when the new edition of the directory was delivered.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Old Yellow Pages directories can now easily be recycled across West Oxfordshire. The intensity of the ink wash used in the directory has been reduced and this enables the reprocessing paper mills which carry out recycling of materials from our District to accept the directories for recycling.

“We hope that this will provide a better, more convenient service for residents to recycle their old Yellow Pages. The new, updated directory will be delivered in July, so all residents need to do is put their outdated copies in their black recycling box alongside all their other recycling.”

Old Yellow Pages are recycled into various useful items, including newsprint, cardboard packaging, egg boxes, insulation and animal bedding.

Residents can find out more about recycling in West Oxfordshire by visiting the Council’s website, www.westoxon.gov.uk, or calling 01993 861010.

Posted : 26/06/2009 16:47:43

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