New phone books are arriving on area doorsteps and opportunities exist to recycle the old ones before they end up in the landfill.
McLeodUSA Publishing Co. is delivering the company's new Planet Pages telephone directories in the lakes area.
Baxter, Brainerd and surrounding Crow Wing County residents with curbside recycling provided by Blue Lakes Disposal, Nisswa Sanitation or Waste Management may recycle old phone books during regular recycling pick-up.
Residents and businesses may also recycle old phone books through drop-off locations with their disposal service, including:
* Blue Lakes Disposal, 2978 North Riverside Drive, Brainerd.
* Range Disposal Service, 22861 County Road 31, Deerwood. Drop-offs are available from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays and 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays for the Crosby, Ironton, Deerwood area.
* Waste Management, 1720 Baxter Industrial Park Road S.
* McLeodUSA Publishing Co., 11568 Business Highway 371 S.
* Crosslake Roll-Off and Recycling, County Road 3, Crosslake.
* Aitkin County residents and businesses may recycle phone books at Garrison Disposal Recycling Center, at Highway 169 and County Road 210 in Aitkin.
For more information go online to www.planetpages.com.
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