Reducing junk mail gets clutter out of your mailbox, frees up your time, and helps protect the environment. It takes 17 trees to make a ton of paper. That means nearly 100 million trees get used for junk mail each year in the U.S. Let's keep the trees in the forest, and get the junk mail out of your life. The following information is provided to assist citizens in reducing unwanted junk mail. You can have your name and address placed on a "do not mail" list maintained by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). Registering with DMA's "mail preference service" will reduce the amount of direct mail you receive. There is a $ 1 fee to register for the service. Just click on the links below for more information.
- You can remove the name of individuals under your care from commercial mailing lists. Family members, friends, and caretakers can remove the names of individuals by registering with the DMS's "do not contact list for caregivers (DNCC)". visit DMAConsumers.org
- You can also stop junk mail from being sent to a deceased relative. The Direct Marketing Association maintains a "deceased do not contact" list for use by family members of deceased persons. visit https://www.ims-dm.com/cgi/ddnc.php
- You can stop receiving many pre-approved credit card solicitations. The four major credit reporting agencies offer a service that will take you off their mailing list for pre-approved credit card solicitations. Call 1-888-50PT-OUT or visit FTC.gov
- You can get off mailing lists of many catalog and publishing companies by contacting the Abacus Alliance, which offers a service that allows you to get your name removed from its lists. Email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact them by main at Abacus, Inc. PO Box 1478, Broomfield, CO 80038.