Every year, more than 100 million trees are cut down to produce the 100 billion pieces of junk mail sent out to American homes—much of it unopened. To reduce junk mail, you’ll need to reduce access to your name and address so the information won't be traded or sold. The Data & Marketing Association will remove your name from their database for 10 years, for a $2 processing fee, or you can print out their online mail-in form and send a check or money order for $3 to:
P.O. Box 900
Cos Cob, CT 06807
Remove your name from credit card offers by calling (888) 5-OPTOUT (567-8688). You do not need to provide your Social Security number; stay on the line and they will process your request without your Social Security number.
Opt-out from receiving unwanted phone directory delivery by calling YP Real Yellow Pages at (866) 329-7118 and Valley Yellow Pages at (800) 350-8887.
Remove your name from specific catalogs by visiting Catalog Choice You can also contact the catalog and tell them you want your name taken off their list.
Download a Junk Mail Kit with sample form letters and additional tips. The Junk Mail Reduction Campaign is a partnership of 110 Bay Area cities & counties.