County sponsors drop off sites for collecting telephone books


The Allegheny County Health Department is sponsoring a telephone book recycling campaign through May 31 at eight drop-off sites throughout the County.

“We strongly encourage the recycling of old phone books because when we recycle we save resources and that helps protect the environment,” said County Health Director Dr. Bruce W. Dixon.

Three sites with outside collection boxes are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day:

• Ross Township, Municipal Building (upper side of building), May 1 – 31.

• Forest Hills Swimming Pool (parking lot), off Braddock Road, May 1 – 13.

• South Park (parking lot near ice skating rink), Corrigan Drive, May 15 - 31.

The other collection sites are:

• Recycle Management Corp., 73-A West Noblestown Road, Carnegie, seven days a week, during daylight hours, year-round.

Pittsburgh Recycling Services, 50 Vespucius Street, Hazelwood, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, year-round.

• Construction Junction, 214 N. Lexington Avenue, Point Breeze, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round.

• Agents of Change Recycling, Route 8, Shaler, Saturday, May 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All sites accept both white and yellow pages. The phone books must be loaded loose into collection bins, with no boxes, bags or other materials used in transporting them to the drop-off site.

Any business in Pittsburgh with more than 200 directories to recycle is urged to call the Health Department's Recycling Office at 412-578-8390 to arrange a special pickup.


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