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Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful hosts phone book recycling drive
Schools, scouts can win cash, prizes
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Rockdale County elementary schools and scout troops can help clean up the environment and raise money at the same time. Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) and Pratt Industries are hosting a Phone Book Recycling Drive through May 30.

The Rockdale County elementary school that collects the most phonebooks will receive a $400 prize. The Conyers/Rockdale County Scout Troop that collects the most phone books will receive a $50 gift card to Wal-Mart, and each scout in the troop will receive a prize.

Phone books will be accepted at the Rockdale County Recycling Center at 1200 Sigman Road. Participants are to notify the attendant at the Recycling Center which school or scout troop should be credited with the collection. The center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It is important to recycle phone books and other paper material because annually in Georgia, approximately two million tons of paper products go into landfills. These paper products could be going back into other products through recycling companies such as Pratt Industries.

The phone books collected during this recycling drive will be taken to Pratt's mill located in Conyers where it will be converted into 100 percent recycled paper and packaging.

All phone books collected will avoid entering a landfill and will be recycled by the Pratt Industries mill.

For more information on this or any other recycling program, call Holly Lafontaine, Staff Liaison for Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful at (770) 278-7052 or email her at