You too can reduce the amount of junk mailed to you!
Most of us receive too much junk mail though the post office.
Save the Environment! - Reduce junk mail!
- Do you get tired of finding your mailbox full of junk mail?
- Do you have to open all of the loose ads in order to find all of your mail delivered by the post office?
- Do you find the trashcan next to your mailbox overflowing with Junk mail?
- Do you want to help the environment?
There is something you can do about it.
Most mail advertisers belong to the Direct Marketing Association which has a list of addresses that should not receive un-solicited mailings. You can visit their web site to opt out of receiving most Junk mail from their members: www.dmachoice.org/
Some other larger groups of advertising companies also maintain their own lists of people who do not want to receive junk mail. Letting these groups know that you do not want to receive their mailings is a very effecitve method of reducing your physical in-box clutter.
Many of us get weekly flyers from advertisers, this is a common one: https://www.redplum.com/tools/redplum-postal-addremove.html
Epsilon respects the preferences on www.dmachoice.org/
and has a consumer guide
to help explain how they work.
Another one is Penny Saver, here is the info for California and South Florida. Check the cover or seperate card that comes with the mailing if you are in a different area: Call (800) 422-4116 or Mail Requests to be Removed from their Mailing List To:
- C/O Pennysaver
- 2830 Orbiter Street
- Brea, CA 92821
Even newspapers get in on the action:
- In the Chicago area, call 1-800-TRIBUNE or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- In the Los Angeles area, you need to call LA Times Local 'Community' Values directly to stop their ads. (626) 472-5377
- In the San Diego area, the Union Tribune provides ads, you can opt-out by calling (800) 533-8830
If you are receiving unwanted Phone books, those also be reduced, here are a few links.
Here are a few additional links to help reduce junk mail.
The FTC has information on Junk mail, phone calls and credit privacy issues as well:
The national credit bureaus offer a toll-free number that enables consumers to opt-out of all pre-approved credit offers with just one phone call. Call 1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688) for more information.
You can visit the official Consumer Credit Reporting Industry website to opt-out at www.optoutprescreen.com
The Goverment has a do not call registry at