I’ve finally found a way to curtail these unsolicited deliveries: YellowPagesGoesGreen.org, which is like the National Do-Not-Call Registry, but for unwanted telephone books. A grassroots organization started by a Missouri college student, the service lets you “opt-out” by contacting publishers and saying hey, hold the phone books already.
Not only is it nice to know that I won’t have to heft these books down to the curb anymore, it’s even better to think about the positive environmental impact. Save a tree, surf the net. -Julie