SOURCE: The Berry Company

The Berry Company

May 23, 2011 14:49 ET

The Berry Company Celebrates Record-Breaking Success With Yellow Pages Recycling Program

Oahu Residents Recycle More Than 85 Tons of Outdated Telephone Directories

HONOLULU, HI--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - With the strong support of Oahu residents and local businesses and organizations, The Berry Company, publisher of Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages, is pleased to announce this year's Think Yellow, Go Green Recycling Program was a success, with more than 85 tons of telephone directories recycled. The Berry Company partnered with All Rolloff Services, Island Shell LLC, the Lokahi Giving Project and several area shopping malls to carry out a five-weekend recycling effort in Oahu. For three years, The Berry Company has been dedicated to keeping old directories out of landfills by hosting the Think Yellow, Go Green Program and ensuring the recycled materials are repurposed and used locally.

"This year's Think Yellow, Go Green Program has been our strongest yet," said Scott Szczekocki, director for the Hawaii's operations. "We are thrilled we were able to exceed last year's recycling totals and our goal for this year's recycling campaign. We want to thank the community for their outstanding support and participation."

During the recycling program, members of the Lokahi Giving Project volunteered their time at each of the drop-off locations. Oahu residents dropped off their outdated telephone directories at four shopping malls on the island: Ward Centers, Windward Mall, Kahala Mall and the Town Center of Mililani. Collected directories were then shipped to Island Shell for recycling.

All Rolloff Services, local specialists in waste management solutions, picked up the directories and delivered them to Island Shell, where they will be converted into environmentally safe products, such as vehicle oil change kits, mulch and wall insulation, and re-used locally.

More to Celebrate: Berry Honored as one of Hawaii's "Best Places to Work" Second Year in a Row

Berry's Hawaii division is also pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, it has been named one of Hawaii's "Best Places to Work" by Hawaii Business Magazine.

"Once again, this award speaks to the Hawaii office's sense of pride and ownership, and its role as an organization that benefits the state's economy, workforce, and local business community," said Berry's Senior Vice President Kevin Payne. He congratulated Client Services Regional Director Scott Szczekocki, who credited his team for "earning the honor with a can-do attitude, and being dedicated every day to meeting the needs of local business clients."

The list of "Best Places to Work" is published annually, with selection based on an independent assessment conducted by Best Companies Group, a research organization that gathers and analyzes company data to compile a list of the top 60 companies in the state. For more information on the "Best Places to Work" program in Hawaii, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkinHI.com.

ABOUT BERRY
The Berry Company LLC, is a leading provider of local online, search, video and print solutions. Its local leads experts help more than 240,000 businesses in 42 states 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 100 years ago, The Berry Company has offered exceptional service, local market expertise and a strong portfolio of solutions. For more information, please visit www.BerryMeansBusiness.com. To follow Berry and the Extreme Marketing Makeover contest, become a "fan" of Berry at facebook.com/berrymeansbiz.

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