How to Cut Down on Junk Mail
Tired of walking down to the mailbox everyday just to find it full of junk mail? Not only is junk mail an annoyance, but the millions of unwanted mail solicitations waste a tremendous amount of natural resources. To avoid this pitfall, use some of the following tips to minimize unsolicited mail and help save natural resources. For unwanted catalogs, call the number provided for placing orders and ask to be taken off their mailing list. You can also try Catalog Choice, a free service that lets you decline specific catalogs. Some companies specialize in collecting and selling mailing lists. A few of these companies include Donnelly Marketing, Inc (1-800-223-7777) and Experian (1-800-228-4571). Call these companies and ask them to place you on their “supress” list. If you receive unwanted flyers or mail from specific businesses, call or write to their customer service department to be removed from their list. Contact credit bureaus, which may sell names and addresses to banks and credit card companies. One toll-free number (1-888-567-8688) will allow you to contact Equifax, Trans Union and Experian. Don’t forget to recycle the junk mail you do receive.