Removing your name from mass
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
offers the Mail Preference Service (MPS),
which is a list that will keep you off of
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008
PO Box 9008
Direct Marketing Association
Mail Preference Service
many mailing lists for five years. Your
request can take up to 6 months to
process, but DMA estimates that it will
eliminate 75% of the junk mail you
receive. Being on the list will not stop
mail from: companies you do business
with, organizations/businesses that do not
utilize MPS, local merchants, professional
REDUCE JUNK MAIL
or alumni associations, political candidates Reduce, reuse and
or mail addressed to “occupant” or
“resident.” Use the tips inside to be
removed from these lists and use the card
at left to utilize MPS. For more informa-
tion contact Summit Recycling Project at
the below information or check out the
for more great tips.
PO Box 4506
Frisco, CO 80443
www highcountryconservation.org Conservation Center
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Tips for Reducing Junk Mail
Please register my name and address and activate the mail preference service.
To reduce unwanted mass mailings removed
follow these tips: from their
• Ask companies you order
products from to only send you • If the reply
a catalog one or two times per envelope
year (or however much you does not have paid postage, keep
prefer). If they are reluctant or the envelope and reuse it for your
you don’t see a change call own mailings– place mailing labels
them again and let them know over the writing.
that you expect to see a reduc-
tion in the number of catalogs • Call the 1-800 numbers on
you receive or they can expect unwanted mailings and catalogs
to lose your business.
and ask to be removed.
• Do NOT fill out warranty cards. • When placing an order or
This is a ploy to get your donating to an organization ask
address. Warranties are guaran- them to not distribute your name
teed with a in anyway.
• Realize that many contests and
• If you sweepstakes are just another ploy
receive mail to get your name and address,
with first class decide whether it is worth a
postage, bunch of junk mail.
• If you have a membership with a
return to sender” on it and send
non-profit organization ask that
it back! This only works on first
you only be contacted for
class– mass mailings will just be
donations once per year.
thrown away by the Postal
Service if you try.
• Of course any unwanted mail that
you do receive should be recy-
• Open up mass mailings and see
cled– and remember bright paper
if a postage paid reply envelope
cannot be recycled!
is included. Use it to send them