HOUSEHOLDERS are being urged to do their bit for the environment by recycling their old Yellow Pages.

The county council in North Yorkshire wants people to recycle their old directories as soon as the new ones arrive.

The campaign is supported by the Directory Recycling Scheme, which is sponsored by Yellow Pages. The aim is to collect thousands of old directories and recycle them in special collection banks.

Banks displaying Yellow Pages recycling stickers will be located at the household waste sites in;

* Hambleton and Richmondshire area at Catterick Bridge, Sowerby, Stokesley, Leeming Bar, Leyburn, Tholthorpe, Northallerton and West Tanfield.

* Scarborough and Ryedale at Malton, Whitby, Norton, Wombleton, Thornton Dale, Mickleby and Seamer Carr.

* Harrogate and Craven area at Stonefall, Settle, Ripon and Skibeden.

Recycled Yellow Pages will be turned into boarding.