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    Councilmember O’Brien’s statement on opting out of yellow pages

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    Councilmember Mike O’Brien

    Councilmember O’Brien’s statement on opting out of yellow pages
    Consumers should opt-out at www.yellowpagesoptout.com by May 6th
    to meet upcoming delivery deadline

    Seattle The City of Seattle and yellow pages publishers recently reached an agreement to provide residents and businesses easy control of the delivery of yellow pages directories to their homes through www.yellowpagesoptout.com. Seattle Councilmember Mike O’Brien issued the following statement in response:

    I encourage Seattleites who are still receiving yellow pages directories to go to www.yellowpagesoptout.com. May 6 is the deadline for opting out of Dex yellow pages directories, if they have not done so already. There they can set their preferences so they only receive the directories they want, or they can opt out of all directories at once.

    I thank the industry for agreeing to honor all existing opt outs and for taking significant steps to develop this nationwide opt-out system, which has participation from all major publishers, a new user-friendly interface and a complaint system where concerned residents can get quick, reliable feedback.

    “Residents who already opted out of yellow pages directories will not need to opt out again, maintaining the savings of over 1,000 tons of paper that we accomplished through our previous system.”

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    How to stop those unwanted phonebooks

    This week in the Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee that I chair, my aide, Esther, gave the committee a demonstration of how to opt out of yellow pages using the new new opt out website. Don’t forget to “like” the Facebook page and share this new service with all your friends and family. You’ve […]

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    Video from Yellow Pages Opt Out Launch

    In case you missed it, here is a two-minute version of yesterday’s press conference to launch Seattle’s new opt-out site:

    Go Opt out today!!
    Very special thanks to Seattle-based freelance photographer and videographer, Anthony Harris, for …

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    Opt Out Seattle!

    UPDATE — Our launch is already having an impact! So many people want to stop unwanted yellow pages deliveries that the opt-out site is running a bit slow, but hang in there and let your choice be known! Today Seattle launched a new service allowing residents and businesses an easy, reliable way to stop delivery […]

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