Stop the Junk mail

Want to eliminate unwanted junk mail from the over $40 billion industry? Try some of these options:

  • Catalog Choice – Register, free, easy to use, to  opt-out of catalogs’ mailing lists. I have been using for years and it works well with some catalogs – other companies disregard it.
  • ProQuo – Register, free opt out of several direct mail lists such as coupons, weekly circulars,  marketing lists and data brokers. They say they dont solicit your name but will allow you to “opt-in” to services for their advertisers.
  • GreenDimes – Pay for service (about $20/year)  but  guarantees to stop up to 90% of your junk mail; automatically takes your name from 5 of the largest mailers, allows you to choose others, and sends you pre-addressed, stamped postcards to send to others directly.
  • 41Pounds.org – Non-profit that covers your entire household for 5 years for about $41 but they donate 1/3 of the fee to environmental orgs. They claims to stop 80-95% of unwanted catalogs and junk mail.
  • stopthejunkmail.com – For $19.95 a year, they “Protect your Privacy and Stop Postal Junk Mail” all fully automated, covering catalogs, magazines, book clubs, non-profit mail for a whole household or small business. They also plant a tree for every new subscription.

EcoLogical Mail Coalition

After employees leave  their job for good,  mail accumulates for them for years following their departure. Some of the mail is relevant for their replacement, but many times its junk and a waste of not only paper, but the mail room staff’s time. Check out this FREE service which helps eliminate this problem –  EcoLogical Mail Coalition. They have been around since 2002 and many companies use this service.  Some questions you might have:

Reduce your junk mail

With the holidays approaching, more and more junk mail is arriving in our mailboxes each day. Here are some options to cut back on the amount we all receive. Not only is junk mail a waste of trees with over 5.8 million tons of catalogs/direct mailings ending up in the U.S. municipal solid waste stream, but think about the waste of energy in production of these mailing AND how many millions of dollars are spent each year to collect and dispose of this junk mail by citizens and local governments.

The New American Dream Junk your Junk Mail web site includes ways to reduce your mail, facts, and op-out guides.  Reducing your mail section offers drop down menus and fill in forms to help you create letters to get off specific mailing lists. The opt-out guideoffers how-to help for avoiding marketers passing along your name, reducing junk mail, telephone solicitors, and email spam, getting rid of credit card offers, and eliminating unwanted catalogs.

Catatlog Choices is a Web site to help you eliminate unwanted catalogs. Register, search for catalogs, and ask to be removed from their mailing list.

Yellow Pages Goes Green assists you in eliminating unsolicited yellow and white pages. The site also offers resources, information about the green movement, videos, and short quizes.