No More Junk Mail
Junk mail may seem impossible to prevent, but a few simple steps can make a big difference. Reducing your junk mail helps to unclutter your home and saves precious resources like trees, energy, and landfill space.
Use these tips to substantially reduce your unwanted mail. Remember to recycle junk mail, catalogues, and any other unwanted mixed paper.
Opt Out of Phone Book Deliveries
If you find you have no use for the phone books that are delivered each year to your home or office — canceling these deliveries has never been easier.
Choose which phone books you would like to receive by visiting www.yellowpagesoptout.com, a site created by the telephone book industry in response to growing interest in reducing unnecessary phone books. Register on the site to opt-out of delivery of telephone directories from any distributor. The site allows you to choose which phone books you can cancel or receive in your zip code.
The Bulk of Your Junk Mail
Businesses and organizations subscribe to the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) to access the largest mailing list in the country. Visit www.dmachoice.thedma.org/register.php to stop the largest portion of your junk mail. Register on the site and select your preferences for receiving catalogs, magazines and other mail offers. Once submitted, your request may take up to 90 days to take effect. If you want to remain on some mailing lists, such as a particular catalog, notify them individually..
Stop bundles of unaddressed flyers that come to your mailbox. Visit www.redplum.com/tools/redplum-postal-addremove.html to opt out. To eliminate unwanted ValPak coupon mailers, opt out at www.valpak.com/coupons/show/mailinglistsuppression.
Credit Card Offers
To opt out of preapproved or prescreened credit or insurance offers, visit www.optoutprescreen.com or call the Credit Reporting Industry Prescreening Opt Out number: 1-888-5-OPTOUT. You can opt out for five years electronically, or print out a “permanent opt-out by mail” form from the website.
Protect Yourself from Future Junk Mail
Think twice before entering a contest, joining a store’s loyalty card program, filling out a “consumer” survey, or sending in a warranty card. Your name could go on a mailing list that gets sold to or shared with other companies, resulting in more junk mail.
Unsolicited Door Flyers
Attach our free “NO ADVERTISING” sign to your mailbox, front door, and any other place that you get unsolicited flyers. Users have reported a reduction in the number of flyers received when using this sign. Learn more about ordering a free door sign.