Thrown the book

If you’re one of those people who think that the new phone book plopped down by your front door every November is nothing more than a waste of space and paper, there’s no need to complain about it. You can request not to get one.

To stop receiving a phone book, visit Good luck, though. One of the companies listed, Seccion Amarilla USA, refuses to accept opt out requests; another, AT&T Advertising Solutions, requires annual opt-out requests and 30 days notice. You can also call 1-800-848-8000, press 0 to talk to a customer service rep, and ask to opt out.

As for your old phone book, recycling under the AT&T Project Redirectory program will be underway from Nov. 16 through Dec. 31. One hundred tons of phone books were collected in the Truckee Meadows last year and recycled into new phone books. For a complete listing of the community centers, parks, libraries and grocery stores acting as drop-off sites for the books, visit the Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful website at You can also recycle them on top of your curbside recyclables.