Print Edition Opt-Out Process

Stop the delivery of your printed Yellow Pages book by opting out.
As the original opt-out registry, our mission continues by supporting the interest in an official opt-in registry for printed distribution. Our is what fueled public awareness to the idea of an opt-out registry.

Print Edition Opt-Out Process:

Stop the delivery of your printed Yellow Pages book by opting out.


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Why opt out?

  • Helps conserve energy - companies that print them are burning up 3.2 kilowatt hours of electricity.
  • Saves trees - companies that print yellow pages had more than 19,000,000 trees destroyed.
  • Saves Fuel - companies that print yellow pages are wasting 7,200,000 barrels of fossil fuel.
  • Saves time - easier for consumers to find up to date listings online.
  • Good for the environment - stops unsolicited delivery of 540 million books per year.

" isn't against the telephone books themselves, but the unwanted delivery of five pounds of paper to people's doorsteps. We believe that you shouldn't have to bear the cost of recycling something you didn't ask for in the first place. If we want a phone book, we'll ask for one..". - Michael Keegan, CEO

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