Want to stop delivery of unwanted telephone books?

Tired of seeing a pile-up of unwanted Yellow Pages directories in your neighborhood or on your own doorstep?

The City of Shelton and Yellow Pages publishers are reminding residents and businesses that they can easily control the delivery of Yellow Pages directories at www.YellowPagesOptOut.com. The site makes it simple for residents and businesses to choose which phone directories they want to receive, or stop delivery altogether, according to the company. Requests to limit or stop delivery this fall have to be received by Sept. 18.

Many consumers rely on print Yellow Pages to make purchases that support local businesses and the local economy and others prefer to use the increasing number of digital and mobile solutions offered by directory publishers, according to the Local Search Association, the company that publishes the directories. For those who prefer to only use online tools, Yellow Pages publishers are actively educating consumers about how they can easily stop or limit phone directory delivery to their homes through a few clicks at www.YellowPagesOptOut.com.

“I’m pleased that Yellow Pages publishers are providing our residents and businesses with a straightforward, one-stop solution to limit or stop directory delivery to their doorsteps,” Mayor Mark Lauretti said. “I look forward to continuing to work with Yellow Pages publishers to raise visibility for this valuable resource with Shelton constituents.”

Additionally, beginning this week, Shelton is introducing a single stream recycling program that allows residents and business to easily recycle directories through their blue recycling bins.

“The City of Shelton and local directory publishers recognize the importance of limiting the environmental impact of Yellow Pages directories,” said Board of Aldermen President John Anglace. “Between www.YellowPagesOptOut.com and the city’s new single stream recycling program, we’re addressing sustainability at both delivery and collection of directories.”

Residents who wish to limit or stop delivery of directories should visit www.YellowPagesOptOut.com and submit their requests as soon as possible to ensure receipt in advance of future delivery cycles.

Residents should note that requests take several weeks to process, so there is the possibility that changes in delivery may not be reflected until the next directory delivery cycle. Requests to limit or stop delivery of the YP Real Yellow Pages for New Haven and Valley, scheduled for distribution this fall, must be received by Sept. 18.

The site is free and information provided through the site will not be shared with anyone other than directory publishers for the purpose of updating distribution lists. When consumers use this site to customize their household delivery, it helps ensure that distributors are delivering only those directories that will be welcome in homes and businesses while also reducing the environmental impact of unwanted directories.

“Yellow Pages publishers have nothing to gain by delivering unwanted directories,” said Neg Norton, president of the Local Search Association. “I applaud the City of Shelton for working with directory publishers to help get the word out about this valuable resource. Through our joint efforts, we can ensure directory delivery is customized to each household’s preference.”

Shelton residents and businesses can also opt-out of phone book delivery by phone by calling Yellowbook at 1-877-607-0775 and YP at 1-866-329-7118.