San Franciscans may soon have to request a copy of the Yellow Pages phone directory instead of just expecting it to show up at their door.
The Board of Supervisors is considering legislation that would ban companies from leaving a copy of the Yellow Pages at the door of every home and business in the city.
Instead people would have to request the book by e-mail, phone, or in-person.
"The amount of natural resources used to create, distribute and dispose of the Yellow Page phone books is staggering," Board President David Chiu said this
Chiu says the city already pays about a million dollars every year to cover the costs of recycling the Yellow Pages.
Industry groups have indicated they might sue to block such a law. If it passes, the ban would start with a pilot program in October.