After working for three years to reduce the distribution of unwanted yellow pages phone books in Seattle, guess what was left on my porch yesterday? A re-usable bag with two phone books in it. Whoops!
In April, the City signed a Statement of Shared Principles with the yellow pages industry, signaling their good-faith effort to not deliver phone books to Seattle residents who have opted-out – via the industry sites or the City’s Municipal Opt-Out System. Per this agreement, the city is closely tracking this delivery cycle and the industry is schedule to report on their outcomes at the end of the year.
I hope that the mis-delivery to my house yesterday was an exception and not the rule for distribution this summer. If you opt-ed out of yellow pages through www.yellowpagesoptout.com or previously through the city-sponsored municipal opt-out system and you receive a book this summer, please let my office know: email@example.com, 206-684-8800.