Old phone books can be recycled in a variety of ways depending on the recycling guidelines and procedures in each local city. The first place to check is the phone book itself, as most have recycling information.
If curbside recycling is allowed in a place of residence, leave your phone book with other recyclable items to be picked up. If curbside recycling is not available, try contacting the local phone book publisher or visiting local solid waste recycling website for information on where the recycle the phone books. Finally, the 1-800-RECYCLING official website is a free database with comprehensive information on where to recycle in your area.