Just been to the amenity

Just been to the amenity tip to recycle a couple of old knackered monitors and things. I’m a great fan of recycling, but some people seem to get a bit mixed up about what it means. As I was unloading my waste (no puns please), an elderly man, clearly being driven by his daughter, arrived. He got out of the car, and walked towards the attendant, clutching a single copy of the recently replaced telephone directory. He handed it to the attendant, turned, got back into the car and left. The attendant looked at the man, then at the phone book and shrugged before hurling it over the wall into the waste area.
(Pollution caused by car on journey to the tip) – (Reduced landfill from recycling phone book) = Still a net loss to the planet, I reckon.