Flickr user Tim Welch, who took the photo above in 2006, says: “overloaded phone book recycle bin in my neighborhood. this was just a day or so after they were delivered. shows how close to obsolete they are.”


The Eureka Police Department was called to Eureka’s Highland Park neighborhood this morning after a dispute between a phonebook delivery driver and a resident who didn’t want a phonebook.

Here is Eureka’s dispatch center notifying police officers of the call just after 11 a.m.:


The resident did not want a phonebook, so when he “caused a disturbance” and threw the phonebook back into the phonebook deliveryperson’s van, the phonebook deliveryperson called 911 on him.

Eureka Police Department spokesperson Brittany Powell tells the Outpost that officers contacted both parties. No report was taken.