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Annual Campaign Kicks Off at Summer Solstice Festival and Encourages Anchorage Community to Recycle Outdated Directories

ANCHORAGE, AK (June 17, 2015) – The Berry Company, publisher of the official telephone company Yellow Pages, announced that residences and businesses in Anchorage have received the new 2015 directory, and the Think Yellow, Go Green program encourages the Anchorage community to recycle their outdated directories. The annual program kicks off at the Anchorage Summer Solstice Festival on June 20. The Berry Company has partnered with Fred Meyer stores, University of Alaska-Anchorage (UAA) and Alaskans for Litter Prevention (ALPAR) on the program.

For the past seven years, The Berry Company has been dedicated to ensuring there is a program to remove unwanted directories when new directories are released, and this year collection bins will be available at Berry’s Summer Solstice Festival booth on June 20 and at Fred Meyer stores and on UAA Campus through the end of July.

Volunteers from Berry and local non-profit organization, ALPAR, will be at the Berry Summer Solstice Festival booth collecting books, and the “Moose on the Loose” will be distributing information about recycling drop locations. There will also be environment-focused activities and posters for kids.

“Recycling these outdated directories will keep them out of the local landfill, and we’re committed to protecting the environments in the communities we serve,” said Chris Vaughn, Branch Manager of Berry in Anchorage. “We appreciate the ongoing support of the Anchorage community, as well as our dedicated partners Fred Meyer, ALPAR and the UAA on the Think Yellow, Go Green campaign.”

Collection bins for the outdated telephone directories will also be located at the following locations June 20 through the end of July:

  • ACS Parking Lot – 600 Telephone Ave
  • Fred Meyer – 7701 Debarr Road
  • Fred Meyer – 2000 W Dimond Blvd
  • Fred Meyer – 2300 Abbott Road
  • Fred Meyer – 13401 Old Glenn Highway, Eagle River
  • UAA Campus – Arts Building

Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR) has been promoting the Think Yellow, Go Green phone book recycling drive for many years.

“ALPAR is proud of our partnership with Berry to help raise awareness about recycling in our community and to make Anchorage a greener place to live,” said Mary Fisher, executive director, ALPAR.

Alaska Waste is supporting the program by providing recycling containers and hauling services. The Yellow Pages are 100 percent recyclable, and the recycled telephone directories from the Think Yellow, Go Green program will be converted into material such as home insulation and mulch.

Recycling and environmental sustainability are important year-round initiatives, so residences and businesses should check with the City of Anchorage recycling department for more information on recycling programs offered in their area.

For more information about the recycling program, including drop-off locations in Anchorage, visit ThinkYellowGoGreen.com.

Berry is a leading provider of local online, search, video and directory solutions. Its best in class sales organization helps hundreds of thousands of businesses in 50 states market their businesses to local consumers. Berry offers its clients the latest in social, mobile and content marketing via its direct relationship with Berry, an industry leading digital provider. Berry is also an authorized reseller of YP.comTM. The company is a GoogleTM Qualified Company, offering Google AdWords and other solutions to its clients.

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