The big, yellow, black, and white anachronisms show up on doorstops across Southwest Minneapolis every year like clockwork. Unwanted, they accumulate in soggy, unsightly piles on apartment stoops or in recycle bins, or just clutter up your house. And the worst part for those more inclined to use the Internet than a book? The yellow pages never stop coming.
But what if you could stop the big hunks of processed tree from ever arriving? Now, thanks to phonebook manufacturer Dex, you can.
The company is offering a free online unsubscribe service, along with a directory of companies that offer recycling services for companies trying to wean themselves off of the traditional books. The Dex website says unsubscribe requests recieved within 60 days of a delivery date will not be processed until the following delivery cycle.
Of course, the same service can be used to sign up for more phone books, but unless you're looking for a cheap booster seat for a youngster, why would anyone want to do that?