Within the next month, Oahu residents and businesses will get their hands on the new SuperPages phone book.
comes to Oahu
Residents can drop off their old
phone books at recycling bins
By Kelliann Shimote
Verizon Information Services will distribute more than 1 million Oahu directories throughout the month.
"Distribution starts today for Oahu, so by the end of the week, probably most of the Oahu residents will have the books," said Ann Nishida, Verizon Hawaii's media relations manager. "It is what we formerly called the white pages and yellow pages; it just has a new name."
This year's cover features "Out of the Mist -- Jacarandas at Keokea" and is crafted by Maui resident Betty Freeland.
Residents can recycle their old phone books at one of the 80 community recycling bins on Oahu.
A list of the closest recycling bin can be found at www.opala.org.
For bulk collections, -- 400 books or more -- free pickup from office buildings, hotels and condominiums can be arranged with Island Recycling at 845-1188.
A quantity of less than 400 can be dropped off at one of the two Island Recycling Inc. locations.
One of the recycling centers can only take fewer than 20 and is located at 1811 Dillingham Blvd. from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sundays.
The other recycling location can be found on 50 Sand Island Access Rd. The facility takes 400 books or more. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.