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					                                                                                                                                  Removing your name from mass
                                                                                                                                                mailing lists

                                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                                                                                                             then recycle.
                                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                                             website: www.obviously.com/junkmail
                                                                                                                             for more great tips.

                                                                                                                           PO Box 4506
                                                                                                                           Frisco, CO 80443
                                                                                                                                                                                  High Country
                                                                                                                           www highcountryconservation.org                  Conservation Center
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                                                                                                                           Phone: 970-668-5703
                                                                                                                           Fax: 970-668-2613
                                                                                                                           Email: recycle@colorado.net
                                                                                    CITY: ______________________________ STATE: __________________ ZIP CODE: ____________

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           NAME: _______________________________________________________________________________
    Tips for Reducing Junk Mail




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Please register my name and address and activate the mail preference service.
                                               a request
                                               to be
To reduce unwanted mass mailings               removed
follow these tips:                             from their
                                               list.
•   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.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you!
                                               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.
                        receipt.
                                           •   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.
                        write
                        “refused,
                                           •   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