Most Seattle residents receive six phone books, totaling more than 11 pounds of paper every year. With the onslaught of technology, many of those books go straight in recycling, and are never used.
If you don’t want to receive some or all of the yellow pages phone books, now is the time. The next opt-out deadline for Seattle residents is September 23rd – 30 days before deliveries begin.
“Yellowbook” and “SuperPages” deliveries are scheduled from late-October through the end of the year.
55,000 Seattle homes and businesses have stopped 300,000 deliveries.
Seattle businesses and residents have three ways to opt-out of receiving phone books.
- The www.seattle.gov/stopphonebooks website allows users to choose the phone directories they still want and directories they do not.
- You can also make phone book choices by calling the phone book opt-out automated phone line at (206) 504-3066.
- Mail-in postcards are also available at the city’s Neighborhood Service Centers in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Somali, Korean and Tagalog.
Residents and businesses who got yellow pages directories in June or July after opting out can log into their Catalog Choice accounts to file complaints. The City of Seattle tracks complaints and will hold yellow pages publishers accountable if they fail to honor opt-out requests from Seattle residents and businesses.
Catalog Choice is a non-profit organization that operates the Phone Books Opt-Out Registry and provides some stop junk mail services for the City of Seattle under contract.