Just because something may appear to have outlived its usefulness doesn't mean it's past its shelf life.
Take, for example, the 27,225 old phone books that were collected as part of the Carbon County Outdated Telephone Directory Recycling Program.
About 600 students in 14 elementary schools participated in the endeavor. The phone books weigh in at about 45,765 pounds, or 22.88 tons.
In recognition of that feat, Carbon County Commissioners and the Carbon County Department of Solid Waste visited the participating schools on Friday to personally award prizes.