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ACS Media Encourages Anchorage Community to ‘Think Yellow Go Green’ By Recycling Outdated Telephone Directories

Annual Environmental Awareness Program Kicks Off at Summer Solstice Festival

ANCHORAGE, AK  (June 19, 2013) – ACS Media (publisher of the ACS Yellow Pages), along with its Sales Agent, The Berry Company, will launch its annual Think Yellow, Go Green program at this years Anchorage Summer Solstice Festival on June 22. The annual program encourages the Anchorage community to recycle their outdated telephone directories. ACS Media and Berry have partnered with Alaska Waste, Carrs stores, Elmendorf Commissary, and the University of Alaska-Anchorage (UAA) on the program. ACS Yellow Pages were recently distributed to homes and businesses in Anchorage, so it’s an ideal time to recycle all outdated directories.

Anchorage residents who bring outdated directories to ACS Media and Berry’s Think Yellow, Go Green booth at the Summer Solstice Festival recycling will be eligible to win prizes, including merchandise and gift cards. Volunteers from Berry and local non-profit organization, Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR), will be at their Summer Solstice Festival booth at the ACS Media/Berry "Moose Mobile" collecting books and handing out prizes. Additionally, the "Moose on the Loose" will be distributing information about recycling drop locations.

"Our directory recycling campaign is part of our annual Think Yellow, Go Green environmental sustainability initiative, last year we collected over 31 tons of outdated telephone directories for recycling. We are delighted to partner with ALPAR, Carrs, Elmendorf Commissary, the Summer Solstice Festival, UAA and the Anchorage community to encourage recycling efforts," said Chris Vaughn, Branch Manager of The Berry Company in Anchorage.

Drop-off bins for the outdated telephone directories bins will also be located at the following locations through the end of July:

ACS Parking Lot - 600 Telephone Ave

Carrs Abbott - 1725 Abbott

Carrs Aurora Village - 1650 W Northern Lights

Carrs Boniface & Debarr - 5600 Debarr

Carrs Eagle River - 11409 Business Blvd

Carrs Gambell - 1340 Gambell

Carrs Huffman - 1501 Huffman

Carrs Jewel Lake - 4000 W Dimond

Carrs Muldoon - 7731 E. Northern Lights 

Carrs Northway Mall - 3101 Penland Pkwy

Carrs Sears Mall - 600 E Northern Lights

Elmendorf Commissary

UAA Campus

Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling (ALPAR) has been promoting the Think Yellow, Go Green  phone book recycling drive for many years.  "ALPAR applauds ACS Media and The Berry Company's long-term and extensive effort to collect and provide easy-to-access recycling opportunities for their used books,” said Mary Fisher, executive director, ALPAR. “They walk the talk on recycling."

Alaska Waste is supporting the program by providing recycling containers and hauling services. ACS Yellow Pages are 100 percent recyclable, and the recycled telephone directories from the Think Yellow, Go Green program will be converted into material such as home insulation and mulch.

For more information about the recycling program, including drop-off locations in Anchorage, visit ThinkYellowGoGreen.com.

ABOUT THE BERRY COMPANY: The Berry Company, LLC, is a leading provider of local online, search, video and print solutions. Its local leads experts help over 150,000 businesses in 41states market their businesses to local consumers. As an authorized reseller of YP.com™ in all of its markets, The Berry Company provides its clients with online listings and video advertising through this leading national Internet Yellow Pages site. The company is a Google™ Qualified Company, offering Google AdWords and other solutions to its clients.

Since its founding more than 100 years ago, The Berry Company has offered exceptional service, local market expertise and a strong portfolio of solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.TheBerryCompany.com.

To stop the delivery of any print directory, or reduce the number of directories you receive, please go to www.yellowpagesoptout.com.

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