47K pounds of phone books collected for recycling

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Residents in Lincoln and a group of Boy Scouts have collected 47,000 pounds of outdated phone directories for recycling.

The Cornhusker Council Boy Scouts collected telephone directories door-to-door in Lincoln neighborhoods. Directories were also dropped off at parks and recreation centers throughout Lincoln.

The collections were part of the "Think Yellow, Go Green" recycling campaign. It was run by The Berry Company, which prints Windstream Yellow Pages, along with the city of Lincoln, Southeast Community College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

More than 323,000 pounds of outdated directories have been collected over the last five years.

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