How to Stop Receiving Junk Mail
I haven’t tried it yet, but this article shows you how to do it.
With all the political polarization and mutual hatred engulfing the nation, here’s something we can all agree on. At least I can’t imagine anybody thinking “Oh shit, this is just a personal letter from a friend. I was hoping it would be a credit card solicitation.”
This isn’t a one stop shop, but there are several phone numbers and online forms which, together, should eliminate most of the 41 pounds of junk mail you’ve been receiving every year. And you’ll save a few trees in the bargain.
Here is the website for getting rid of most discount club ads and trial samples. Or you can call 1-888-241-6760.
To get rid of most insurance and automotive come-ons, go to this site or call 1-877-774-2094.
To get rid of those ubiquitous credit card offers, call 1-888-5 OPTOUT. This is supposed to instruct the three main credit bureaus to stop releasing your information, which will presumably stop the avalanche of pre-approved credit cards. The article also lists the individual websites of the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
The Direct Marketing Association allows you to opt out of some or all of the catalogues and magazines they offer.
Here is another website for getting rid of the catalogue tsunami.
The article has a few other websites in addition.
The amount of junk mail received in America every year has the same carbon footprint as nine million cars. So do yourself — and the planet — a favor.