Telephone Directories: Out With The Old, In With The New

Timing is everything. Just when Windward residents are finding their new Hawaiian Telcom phone books at their front doors, here comes the announcement of how to recycle the old ones.

The Berry Company, a national online and print directory firm (and sales agent for the Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages), will accept phone books daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekend this month, Friday through Sunday, at a dedicated bin at Windward Mall, located in the mall parking lot next to Haiku Road.

In addition, Clear Channel morning show personalities will be on site from 2 to 4 p.m. this Saturday to give away prizes to customers participating in the annual “Think Yellow Go Green” campaign.

More than 170,000 directories were accepted in last year’s campaign, delivered to waste management companies, and then taken to the city’s H-Power plant to be converted into refuse-derived fuel for Oahu’s electricity needs.

Weekend bin drop-offs also are at Kahala Mall (by Macy’s Men’s Store), Town Center of Mililani (next to Tesoro Gas Express) and Ward Centers (mauka side of Pier I Imports).

For bulk pick-up service, call 833-2018 or visit To stop delivery of any print directory, or reduce the number of directories received, visit