Phone book collection deadline extended until January 28th

Fort St. John–The delivery of the new SuperPages telephone books has been challenged by the weather so some people in the region have not received the new phone book. This means that these people are not willing to give their old phone book to students who are collecting them for recycling.

It is estimated that almost 30,000 new phone books will be distributed throughout the Peace Region, approximately one for each land-line telephone number. Last year, almost 12,000 telephone books were collected by students in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, Taylor and rural areas.

The schools will receive 10 cents for every SuperPages telephone book collected. Alwin Holland Elementary School in Fort St. John has decided to donate the phone book money to the Tsunami Relief Fund. The school that collects the most phone books per student will receive a special prize from SuperPages–Over Canada, a beautiful book of aerial photographs of Canada.

The competition is coordinated by Waste Reduction Office on behalf of Superpages. Only Superpages ,Telus and BCTel phone books from any community such as Vancouver, Calgary or Grande Prairie are part of the collection but all phone books are recyclable.

For more information:

Sally Emory

Program Director

Waste Reduction Office