Upon first glance, one phone book might not appear to be of much value.
It's a good thing, then, that local elementary students were wise enough to know not to judge a book by its cover.
Thanks to their efforts, 22,702 old phone books were collected through the Carbon County Outdated Telephone Directory Recycling Program.
About 450 students in 12 elementary schools participated in the program. The phone books weighed 39,501 pounds, or 19.75 tons.