Directory Recycling Program

March 31, 2020

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020 Directory Recycling program has been cancelled. The Directory Recycling program will re-commence in March 2021.

Please contact our Program Coordinator, Wanda Leaf with any questions or concerns you may have.  

Phone:  867-667-2343

Since 2002, the Directory Recycling Program has been Northwestel’s way of connecting with communities and showcasing corporate social responsibilities by diverting out-dated directories from community landfills as part of our commitment to meet and promote environmentally-friendly standards while investing in northern communities.

Students, teachers, and staff in schools across the Yukon, northern BC, the Northwest Territories and Iqaluit, NU collect and recycle old telephone directories from their friends, neighbours, businesses and government offices. Northwestel then rewards schools who have collected the highest number of directories with cash contributions to be used for school field trips, supplies, books, graduations, and extra-curricular activities. As a bonus, Northwestel adds an additional $500 donation to the school that has the greatest percentage increase over the year prior.

As of 2019, northern students have collected over 207,000 directories for recycling, earning more than $305,000 for their schools. Northwestel is grateful to the municipal governments and shipping companies who have partnered with us to keep this program successful throughout the years.

For a list of participating schools in your region, please visit

Directory Recycling Program