Many households receive mounds of unwanted post every year. This can be frustrating and much of this ends up in the bin. If you would like a free 'no junk mail' sticker for your door, we can send you one on request. If you live in north London please contact us to get your free sticker.
Here are our top tips on other ways to reduce unwanted mail.
Stop addressed mail
Registering with the Mail Preference Service (MOS) can remove you name from up to 95% of direct mailing lists, though this can take up to four months to take full effect.
However, registering with MPS will not stop mail that has been sent from overseas, unaddressed material or mail addressed to ‘The Occupier’.
You can register for free on the MPS website or by calling 020 7291 3310.
Stop unaddressed mail with Royal Mail
Stop Royal Mail delivering advertising material by calling 0345 266 0858, emailing your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting your local Post Office.
It takes six weeks to take effect and you will need to renew your request every two years.
Opt out of mailing lists
Whenever you fill out a form, look for the opt-out box and tick it. This will stop your address from being passed on.
Return unwanted mail
If you receive post for a previous resident at your address and you don’t know a forwarding address for them, write ‘return to sender’ on the envelope and post it back. You don't need to use a stamp.
Going digital reduces the amount of paper bills and letters you receive, and can also help prevent identity theft by stopping paper bills from being delivered to the wrong address.
Most companies now offer online banking, billing or account management.