Got Junk In Your...Mail Box?

I don't know about you, but I get a ton of unwanted junk mail. Who is buying all these Suzanne Summers porcelain dolls in the mail anyways? Well below are some tips from the "Friends of the National Zoo" on how to junk the junk mail.

"Now is the perfect time to cut down on junk mail. Did you know that each year millions of trees and billions of gallons of water are used to create junk mail that never gets recycled? There are several things you can do to reduce how much junk mail you receive.

Get off of national mailing lists by sending your name, address, and signature to: Mail Preference Service, c/o Direct Marketing Association, P.O. Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512.

When you subscribe to a magazine, buy something from a catalog or online store, or donate money, be sure to say: "Please do not rent or sell my name or address." If you don't want to receive catalogs or solicitations from the charitable organization, ask that your address not be added to any mailing lists.

Call your credit card companies and banks to make sure your address isn't sold. Say no to credit card offers by calling the credit reporting industry's opt-out number: 888.567.8688.

When you receive unwanted mail, take a minute to call the company to remove your address from its list."

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