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Website Yellow Goes Green Will Stop You From Getting Phone Books and Yellow Pages

Geek Tip: Get Rid of the Yellow Pages With Yellow Goes Green

Do you really even need the yellow pages anymore? With the Internet at home and on your phone, there's really no need to go thumbing through the huge space-wasting book.

Save yourself from getting the yellow monster another year and save some trees by signing up on the site Yellow Goes Green.

Just sign up and fill out your information to request that your name and address be removed from the Telephone Directory mailing list.

Then Yelp and Google your way around town (and use those old books as doorstops).


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silicapathways silicapathways 7 years
I signed up. We get them a few times a year and while it's nice to have one around, I don't need 3 or more.
givecoup givecoup 8 years
There is some benefit to the yellow pages, especially for some listings that you can't find via google. But on the whole, ours goes mostly unused.
aimeesbell aimeesbell 8 years
I would love to sign up for this, as it is a huge waste to print them so often. However, I live on a military base, and when you first move into housing, sometimes it can be a few weeks before you get your internet up and running, so google isn't exactly an option. I would sign our address up for it, but the poor people that move in after us may not have access to the numbers they need if I do. So in this case, I may have to pass unfortunately.
ypdnd ypdnd 8 years
From what I heard from talking to the publishers of the Yellow Pages, Yellow Pages Goes Green is a load of crap. It is some young kid out in St. Charles, MO that built the site. Most of the publishers said they never received any opt out listings from him. He is on a mission to get 1,000,000 names on the list. The question is this, what exactly is he doing with the information and email addresses if the publishers aren't getting it.
brdwaystarlett brdwaystarlett 8 years
I'm glad meowmix also gets the point. It's hazardous to rely solely on technology, even under the guise of environmentalism. Always keep a regular wall phone in your emergency box as well as the Yellow Pages. A couple of years ago, when NYC had a black out, we were able to plug in our old phone and call the people and services that we needed. As Meow said, if your computer breaks, the Yellow Pages will undoubtedly be a valuable resource.
meowmix55 meowmix55 8 years
Food for thought..... If your computer breaks, where do you go then? Hmmmm.... smells like yellow pages
mrswildman mrswildman 8 years
This would be great if it actually worked. I filled this out almost a year ago when I bought my house in April. Since then I've received THREE copies of the yellow pages alone. THREE.
getpink getpink 8 years
Thanks Geek! I just sent this to everyone in my contacts... something I have never in my life done. This info just has to be shared.
tlight tlight 8 years
Man.. I wish they would do this in Canada too! We have a huge pile of phone books in our lobby.. no one needs them.
CurvatudeBlog CurvatudeBlog 8 years
maybe this will help clear the sidewalks here. they just dump them in front of houses i finally convinced a client last yr that advertising in the yellow pages is a waste..its 2009 already!
verily verily 8 years
I just don't get why these still exist. I think phone books should be an Opt In service.
I've been trying to make them stop for years. Where I live, I get them 3-4 times a year. Unfortunately the final link on the website won't let me submit my request after I've completed the information. I'll try again tomorrow!
deanna024 deanna024 8 years
This is why I love coming to Sugar -- I learn about all these great links to help me, my friends, and family. We just got our phone book last week, and while I recycled the old one, I couldn't help but think, What a waste! This didn't even need to be printed in the first place!
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