I think it’s been a good 10 years since I’ve last opened a Yellow Pages book.  Such a waste of resources for most people who are online.  Now there’s an easy way to opt out along with adjusting other mail preferences.  Be patient with the yellow pages site, it keeps going down because of excessive hits from other equally anxious folks who want to stop the paper waste.

In a tech-savvy and environmentally aware region like the Bay Area, which is home to online directories such as Yelp and Google Local, the arrival of a new Yellow Pages book can seem like a blast from the past.

So as of today, residents who prefer to let their cursor do the walking can visit a new, nationwide web site — YellowPagesOptOut.com — which will let them choose which local business directories they do or do not wish to receive.

The new web site from the national Yellow Pages Association is designed to let residents click their way off the mailing list of about 148 publishers of Yellow and White page directories.

Stopping the flow
Tired of Yellow Pages, direct mail or credit card offers? Here’s how to do something about it.

– To opt out of directory delivery, visit YellowPagesOptOut.com
– To opt out of direct mail or e-mail delivery, visit DMAChoice.org
– To opt out of credit card solicitation, visit OptOutPreScreen.com

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/02/sick-yellow-pages-opt-out#ixzz1Cj8UjL23

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About Cheryl Bower

Cheryl has been a Lyon Hoag (Burlingame, CA) resident since 2004. She was raised in the Richmond District (San Francisco, CA). Licensed as a Realtor since 2005, she represents buyers & sellers in the San Francisco & San Mateo County real estate markets.


  1. Gayle Grace on February 1, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Cheryl: Thanks for sharing this info, every year our condo complex is swimming in yellow pages that end up in the recycling…why not head it off at the pass!

    • Cheryl Bower on February 1, 2011 at 10:58 am

      thanks for visiting Gayle. I agree! i have to recycle about 60 lbs of them at my rental. such a waste!