Annual Phone Book Recycling

Annual Phone book Recycling Event October 1-31, 2013

New phone books are arriving in Modesto and throughout Stanislaus County in October and we have the 4 1 1 on how you can recycle your old phone books. Residents and businesses can go green and recycle old phone books by placing them in either their green “organic” waste recycling containers, depending on which service they receive, or in the specially marked collection bins located downtown on 11th Street between J & K Streets and the Salida Library on 4835 Sisk Road beginning October 1st. Recycling telephone books into new ones helps save precious resources. Did you know for every 500 phone books recycled, the following resources are saved?: 7,000 gallons of water, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, 17-31 trees, and 4,100 kilowatts of electricity. That’s enough electricity to power an average home for 6 months! Please do your part, be green, and recycle those phone books! Also, if you prefer, you can opt out of receiving your phone book by going to .

For more information in the City of Modesto, please contact the Solid Waste Division at (209) 577-5495 or e-mail Vicki Rice at

For more information in Stanislaus County, please contact Environmental Resources at (209) 525-6700 or email Denise London at



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.