The Paper Google

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Long ago, before there was the Google, we used large piles of connected pieces of paper filled with analog digits.

We called them "phone books."

Turns out we still get them. And they're recyclable, even.

The City of Boise reminds us today that we can take these relics of time gone by and recycle them. Here's their info:

Phonebooks can be recycled with mixed paper in their blue curbside recycling bins. This can be done year-round.

Residents who don’t have curbside recycling can drop off phonebooks at either of these drop-off sites Dec. 31 – Feb. 15:

•9th and River Street (Parking lot near the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial)

•11101 W. Executive Drive (Allied Waste System/BFI parking lot)

Phonebooks can also be dropped off at any of these recycling centers year-round:

•Western Recycling – 1990 S. Cole Road (8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 2pm Saturday)

•Pacific Recycling – 5120 Emerald (Open 24 hours a day)

•Boise Recycling – 4725 Glenwood, Garden City (Open 24 hours a day)

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