Phonebooks down, FoodDay to go

A little while back I posted about the phone books that appear on our doorsteps several times a year. At the time we couldn’t find any way to stop their delivery – but now going to will end that extra pile of wasted paper coming to your home. Hooray!

Now we just need to get the Oregonian to stop tossing FoodDay on our doorsteps each week whether we’re subscribers or not. I thought maybe by leaving them in a pile for a month they’d just stop – but instead, my front walk just looks a bit whiskey-tango.

Or maybe when I get my new recycling roll-cart I can just leave one of the old yellow bins out there and they’ll drop straight in for me! (And stop with the plastic wrap in the dry months!!)

3 Comments so far

  1. capricious on June 25th, 2008 @ 10:29 am

    You don’t happen to live in NE do you??? Hahahaha! There’s a place down the street where the walkway looks VERY much as you described.
    I’ve noticed that banks and credit cards are now asking if one would prefer an e-statement to cut down on paper usage. The yellow page people should do the same – or does advertising in the paper yellow pages cost less??

    I dunno…. it just seems like there are so many solutions to this problem and no one’s using them!

  2. robinh on July 14th, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

    Hi! I had this problem with FoodDay too, but a friend told me that if you call them up (Oregonian circulation) and *really* insist, they’ll stop delivering it. Use the term "litter" if you want, since the way people got them to change their policy was by threatening them somehow about littering their yards with paper. :-)


  3. robinh on July 14th, 2008 @ 7:31 pm

    One quick addition — I did that, and they quit. So it isn’t just hearsay! :-) I had to call back once, and they explained that we had gotten a new delivery guy, so they clued him in.


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