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Reduce your junk mail

Save the Enviroment! - Reduce junk mail!

You can reduce the amount of junk mailed to you!

Most of us receive too much junk mail though the post office.
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: www.valassis.com/1024/Contact/contact_home.aspx also goes by redplum.

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:
Circulation
C/O Pennysaver
2830 Orbiter Street
Brea, CA 92821

Even newspapers get in on the action: In the Los Angeles area, you need to call LA Times Local 'Community' Values directly to stop their ads. 626 472-5377

If you are receiving unwanted Phone books, those also be reduced, here are a few links.
http://recycleyellowbook.com/opt-out-of-phonebook-delivery/
http://my.supermedia.com/directoryoptout/
http://www.mydirectories.att.com/

Here are a few additional links to help reduce junk mail.

www.privacyrights.org
www.junkbusters.com
www.obviously.com/junkmail
www.ecofuture.org junkmail

The FTC has information on Junk mail, phone calls and credit privacy issues as well: www.ftc.gov/privacy/protect.shtm


Credit offers:
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


Telephone calls:
The Goverment has a do not call registry at www.donotcall.gov/