City holding phone book recycling program through August 18 …. Who uses them anymore?

According to a post from this past Wednesday on the city of Asheville’s blog, the city is partnering with AT&T and Curbside Management for a phone-book recycling drive at each of Asheville’s 11 community centers. The drive is also a contest between the centers to see who can recycle the most phone books. All of that sounds great. How many outdated phone books are out there just waiting for the day when some bored soul throws them out after deciding on a whim to do a little spring cleaning? In 2011, who really uses phone books anymore?