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January 6, 2012 > Control Phone Book Delivery

Control Phone Book Delivery

Submitted By Stephanie Hobbs

Hayward City Councilmember Mark Salinas and Yellow Pages publishers are reminding Hayward consumers and businesses that they can easily control the delivery of Yellow Pages directories by visiting This straightforward and easy-to-use site makes it simple for Hayward residents to choose which phone directories they want to receive, or stop delivery altogether.

Many consumers rely on print Yellow Pages to make purchases that support local businesses and the local economy, and others prefer to use the increasing number of digital and mobile solutions offered by directory publishers. To provide those who prefer to only use online tools, Yellow Pages publishers are actively educating consumers about how they can easily stop or limit phone book delivery to their homes through a few clicks at

"Residents and businesses who do not want a phone directory can now opt-out in a simple and straight-forward fashion. I am pleased that the Yellow Pages publishers have put together a sensible path to reduce waste and offer real service options to their customers," said Councilmember Salinas.

Residents who wish to limit or stop delivery of directories should visit and submit their requests as soon as possible to ensure receipt in advance of future delivery cycles. The site is effective and free - and information provided through the site will not be shared with anyone other than directory publishers for the purpose of updating distribution lists. When consumers use this site to customize their household delivery, it ensures that distributors are delivering only those directories that will be welcome in homes and businesses while also reducing the environmental impact of unwanted phone books.

Hayward residents can also opt-out of phone book delivery by phone by calling AT&T Advertising Solutions at 1-866-329-7118, SuperMedia at 1-800-888-8448, and Valley Yellow Pages at 1-800-350-8887.

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