On the subject of junk mail... even ordinary junk mail that they don't want back.
OrmIrian · 20/07/2007 11:12
Why do we have to put up with it?
Got home yesterday with two huge carrier bags of kids work from school and there was a larger than average pile of junk mail on the door mat. House gets snowed under in paper that we don't want. There was so much stuff all over the kitchen worktops I couldn't get the dinner ready until I'd dealt with it. You can't just shove it in the bin anymore so it has to be recycled. But you can't just shove it in the recycling box because you have to take the plastic 'windows' out of envelopes first and you have to remove any bits with your name, address and account/customer numbers on. So that takes ages. I really don't have time to spare to do this all the time! It's another chore that we are all forced to do and it makes me so cross. And it's all crap that we don't want. When is it going to be banned? That postman who told people how to avoid getting the stuff was in trouble I beleive? Why?
SaintGeorge · 20/07/2007 11:18
Stuff in envelopes addressed to 'The Occupier' are usually delivered by Royal Mail and can be stopped. Write to:
Royal Mail Door to Door Opt Out,
Swindon, SN3 5JW
Tel: 0845 7905 950
Email: [email protected]
(thank you fruitful for the address on another thread)
Leaflets without envelopes put straight in recycling. You can try putting a notice up but no guarantee it will stop.
Stuff addressed to you personally but still junk mail can be stopped by signing up to the Mail preference service
Catalogues etc, put out the first time with a note stating your address and requesting no more.
hotcrumpets · 20/07/2007 11:39
I was only moaning about this yesterday to DP, it's the stream of crappy pizza/indian/burger menus that I can't stand and the fact that they all cut across the gardens to deliver them because they can't be bothered to walk round
I don't see why I should have to deal with a ton of crap every week that I didn't ask for, it's a pain in the arse
clumsymum · 20/07/2007 13:53
Get a shredder.
Kids LOVE shoving letters in the shredder, so you don't have to worry about the bits that have your personal details on, just get the kids to shred all junk mail, and tip the shreddings into the recycling bin.
BTW we don't have to take wiondows out of envelopes for our recycling.
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