Stop Junk Mail

Approximately 90 million trees are used each year to make paper for unsolicited mailings. It would take roughly 340,000 garbage trucks to haul all the junk mail in the US to landfills and incinerators each year.

Here is how YOU can stop the junk mail now!


General Junk Mail
  • Register online with Catalog Choice to be removed from several mailing lists for free at:
  • Sign up for The Mail Preference Service to Reduce Junk Mail
    • Write the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and register with their Mail Preference Service - an indication that you do not want to be contacted by solicitors
    • Write to:
      Mail Preference Service
      c/o Direct Marketing Association
      PO Box 643
      Carmel, NY 10512
    • In the letter or 3 1/2 x 5" postcard, include the date, your name, address and signature, and write "Please register my name with the Mail Preference Service."
  • Register online with the DMA for $5 at:
  • For more info on stopping Junk Mail, visit:
  • As a business, you can stop junk mail coming to your former employees at:
  • As a household, you can stop junk mail for your entire household for 5 years through:
    • Cost is $41 and they contact the direct mail companies and get you off their lists.  Additionally they send you some pre-addressed postcards for you to send to the companies that require a signature from you.
Credit Card Mailings
  • Call 1-888-5-OPTOUT (1-888-567-8688)
    • You can call this number to get your name and address removed from the mailing lists circulated by four major credit card agencies.  The number works 24 hours a day. You will be prompted to give your full name, address, telephone number and social security number. When given options, press 3 to have your name removed permanently, or press 1 to have your name removed for just two years.
  • Online form at:
    • Fill out an on-line form to be removed for up to 5 years from the major credit agencie's mail lists.
Unwanted Catalogs
  • Call the 1-800 number on the back of any unwanted magazines or catalogs. Asked to be removed from the mailing list.
  • Write a short letter to the catalog/magazine address stating that you want to be removed from their mailing list.  Make sure to include your full name and address