Phone Book Recycling is Easy

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 2:54pm

New phone books are starting to show up on doorsteps in Madison.  Fortunately, it is easy to recycling old or unwanted phone books.  Madison accepts phone books as part of its regular curbside recycling program.
     “All Madison residents need to do to recycle their phone books is place them in their green recycling cart,” Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said.  “We accept phone books in our recycling program all year round.”
Businesses with large volumes of phone books can bring them to the City of Madison’s drop off sites at 1501 W. Badger RD (west) or 4602 Sycamore AV (east).  The sites are currently open winter hours M-F from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Too Many Phone Books, Opt Out
Madison residents are inundated with phone books every year.  Now there is a way for everyone to cancel the delivery of unwanted directories with a click of the mouse.
     “I was surprised to learn that I could receive as many as six different phone books at my house,” Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said.  “The reality is that I really only need one phone book and I don’t need a new one every year.”
The web page, which is sponsored by an industry group, The Association of Directory Publishers, can be found at  You can also find a link to the opt out at the Streets Division’s web page


  • George Dreckmann267-2626
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