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Opt Out of Yellow Pages Deliveries

It’s that time of the year when the 20th Century drops off the slightly smelly, useless stacks of paper called phone books.

Since I spent 20 minutes trying to track down how to recycle the damn things, I decided to figure out how to make the deliveries stop. Hopefully.

To opt out, visit and follow these instructions….

  1. Enter your zip code in the appropriate field.

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2. Register your name and address after clicking on the button shown below. The Directories that are delivered to your area should be displayed on the right hand side. Don’t think that this form will actually get you off the list. Nope, you have even more steps to follow before you are free.

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3.After you enter all of your relevant information, you will be sent an email. Click on the link and a one-time password that is issued to you will automatically log you into the site. If you ever plan to re-visit the site, go ahead and change your password after you log in. If you don’t, then you can just request a new password to be sent to you. Quite frankly, the whole password process the site used is kind of odd, but it works, I guess. Anyway, once you receive the initial email, you have to log back into the site in order to opt out.

Click on the link in the email and you will reach this page. Click on the link circled in red below.

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4. Click the box to Opt out of future publications, set the totals of all directories to zero, then click “Confirm” and you are done.

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NOTE: I just did this in April of 2017, so I have no idea if it will actually stop deliveries for next year. Fingers crossed!