Opt In or Opt Out? Phone Books Revisited

09 Feb

I knew I couldn’t be the only one mad about this wasteful and useless product:

–  Blog –

– Another blog –

– Petition – 

– Opt in versus opt out –

On another note, my driver’s license used to have a place where I could opt in to be an organ donor…  What happened to that check-box?


Posted by on Saturday, February 9, 2008 in Phone Books


2 responses to “Opt In or Opt Out? Phone Books Revisited

  1. Kevin

    Monday, July 14, 2008 at 8:44 am

    Consumers can “opt out” of receiving telephone books at We will contact the publishers and inform them to stop delivering books. This is a free service for consumers. is working with state and local governments on ordinances concerning the delivery of unsolicited telephone books. is not against the telephone books but against the delivery of 4 to 5 pounds of paper on people’s door step 5 to 6 times per year and being told it is our responsibility to recycle something we did not ask for. If we need a book we will call. Otherwise I “opt out” from receiving it.

  2. Jane

    Monday, July 28, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks for the info, Kevin! Will definitely look into this! Glad people are doing something about this.


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