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Consolidated Communications Directory Recycling Drive Underway At Local Schools

September 26, 2012 - Consolidated Communications has partnered with four local schools to encourage area students to help reduce waste going to landfills by recycling old phone books. 

Children who attend St. Anthony Grade School, Sacred Heart School, Effingham Junior High School and Sigel St. Michael School are being asked to bring in old phone books gathered from family members and friends. All four schools will earn cash prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000 for their efforts based on the number of books recycled in each location and the number of students enrolled in the school.

Directory Manager Brad Barker said the goal of the program this year is to gather as many old directories during the month-long collection period as possible and reward the schools for their participation. “We’re excited to offer this program again in the Effingham area. The response from students last year was overwhelming, and they brought our largest amount to date with more than 31,600 old directories,” he said.

The program will continue through November 2 and coincides with the recent distribution of the 2012-2013 Phone Book from Consolidated Communications for Effingham and the surrounding area.

Sanitation Service Inc., of Effingham, “The Rubbish Gobbler,” is also supporting the effort by gathering and housing recycled books.

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