“Think Yellow, Go Green” this Earth Day

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recyle old phone books in mauiWant to know how you can chip in this Earth Day? It’s really easy, I promise.

The Berry Company, publisher of the Official Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages, is partnering with schools across Hawaii for its “Think Yellow, Go Green” telephone directory recycling campaign.

The sixth annual program kicks off TODAY, and lasts through the end of May (concurrent with the 2014 Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages directory delivery on the neighbor islands).

Local schools on each island will compete to collect the most outdated telephone directories, and keep the directories out of landfills through recycling. The schools have the opportunity to win cash prizes for their students’ participation in the program, and award amounts vary based on the school’s location.

*** Better yet, if you don’t use the directory, let the company know! To stop the delivery of any print directory, or reduce the number of directories you receive, visit www.YellowPagesOptOut.com.

Here are participating schools within Maui County:

  • Montessori Hale O Keiki
  • Kula Elementary School
  • Montessori School of Maui
  • Maui High School
  • Pomaikai Elementary School
  • Haiku Elementary School
  • Pukalani Elementary School
  • Hana School
  • Lanai High School
  • Lanai Elementary School

You may also drop off your telephone directory at the following locations:

Aloha Recycling
75 Amala Place, Kahlui (across from Cash N Carry)
Drop off 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday

Hana Hwy. at Pauwela Road in Haiku (near Haiku Community Center)
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday

UH-Maui campus (recycling center across the MACC)
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday’s

Welakahao Road at Pi’ilani Hwy. in Kihei
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Off Makani Road in Makwao (behind Kalama Intermediate School)
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily

Lanai Trucking
1 Kaumalapau Hwy., Lanai City

To schedule a pickup time, call 808.565.6478.

The Berry Company is also partnering with local food banks to host a community food drive. By using the recyclable directory delivery bags, the company encourages the community to fill the bags with nonperishable food items and donate to the local food banks.

After the close of the school contest, the recycled telephone directories will be shipped to Oahu for recycling. Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages are 100 percent recyclable. For more information about the recycling program, including drop-off locations and hours, as well as a list of the participating schools and food banks, visit ThinkYellowGoGreen.com.

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