Updated: January 20th, 2014
"YP Cares" Phone Book Recycling Contest returns to Tuscaloosa
Community members and businesses can support the Tuscaloosa City and County school systems by donating outdated YP Real Yellow Pages® phone books to YP Cares. All phone books collected for this program will be recycled.
YP Cares, a program sponsored by the YP Real Yellow Pages®, will reward the top three performing schools in each school system and individual students at the elementary, middle school and high school levels.
Winning schools will be selected based on the number of phone books collected per student enrolled. First, second and third place schools in each system will receive $1,000, $600 and $400, respectively.
Individual elementary school students who collect 10 or more phone books will be entered in a drawing for a Playstation Portable. Elementary students who collect 100 or more phone books will win a Little Ricky the Recycler stuffed animal and prizes from YP Cares. Middle school and high school students who collect 10 or more phone books will be entered in a drawing for Beats by Dre ear buds and headphones, respectively.
Students attending private schools or home school programs can collect phone books for the individual prizes by contacting and obtaining authorized collection forms from the city of Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Department.
Deadline for phone book collection and donation is Friday, February 28.
"YP wishes to thank our friends with the City of Tuscaloosa for allowing us to participate in this wonderful school phone book recycling challenge. At YP, we are committed to economic prosperity, social responsibility and environmental stewardship. We believe that a successful business is dependent on a healthy environment and a strong community. And of course, a special thanks to this year’s winning Schools and students." - Jim Troup, YP Project ReDirectory Environmental Manager
After the contest: The city of Tuscaloosa recycles phone books year round. Phone books can be placed in the blue curside recycling bins or recycling drop-off trailers.