May 25, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Project ReDirectory Recycles Phone Directories

With the delivery of new telephone directories, organizers will conduct the 21st annual Project ReDirectory campaign to recycle outdated phone books. Through July 31, 2010, old directories may be dropped off at some Dillon’s Food Stores at 1260 E. St. Louis St.; 2843 E. Sunshine St.; l707 W. Battlefield Road; the Southwest Missouri Humane Society at 3161 W. Norton Road; the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks at 220 W. Plainview Road, just off south Campbell; adjacent to The Courts, 4136 E. Kearney St; and at all City of Springfield Recycling Centers.

The City of Springfield accepts telephone books as well as other paper items year-round at the City Recycling Centers at 3020 S. Lone Pine (south of Battlefield Road), 731 N. Franklin Ave., 2525 W. College St. (Price Cutter parking lot), and at the recycling center adjacent to the Yardwaste Recycling Center (near the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant). Directions and hours of operation are available by calling the Recycling Hotline at 864-1904 or on the City’s website at www.springfieldmo.gov/recycling.

Plastic wrap or plastic bags must be removed from the directories before depositing them in the bins. The old directories are transported to the Nestlé Purina PetCare factory in Springfield, where they are processed and recycled into animal bedding and litter products. Recycling phone books into locally manufactured products “closes the loop” — it diverts waste from landfills while providing jobs in Springfield.

The local Girl Scouts will pick up old directories from businesses and receive a reward from Nestlé Purina PetCare for the directories they recycle. Businesses may call Stefanie at 877-312-4764, Ext. 1137 or send an e-mail to smcall@girlscoutsmoheartland.org to arrange pick-up.

Additional information on other drop-off locations is available by calling a toll-free number at 1-800-953-4400 and entering the appropriate ZIP code.

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Department of Public Information

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1010 • Fax: 417-864-1114 • springfieldmo.gov