Junk Mail getting you down?
Nearly 50,000 tonnes of junk mail hits Devon’s doormats every single year. But you can stop it landing on yours.
Any Junk mail you do get, please remember that all paper can be recycled in your household waste collection. Find out what your district can recycle here.
Register with the Mailing Preference Service (MPS)
The MPS can remove your name from up to 95% of Direct Mail lists and is supported by the Royal Mail. It will not stop mail that has been sent from overseas, un-addressed material or mail addressed to “The Occupier”. It may take up to 4 months for the service to have full effect. Click here to register to the MPS.
Say No to Junk Mail Without an Address
Register with the Royal Mail’s Door to Door Opt Out Service by contacting them via email email@example.com or by post:
Royal Mail Door to Door Opt Outs,
OXFORD, OX1 1AA.
The Royal Mail will send you a registration form to fill in and return to them. Opting out from Royal Mail Door to Door stops all unaddressed items from being delivered by them. Election material is not delivered by the Door to Door service and is therefore not affected by this opt out. Opting out means no one at the address will receive unaddressed mail items so make sure this is acceptable to everyone living at the property.
Say ‘NO’ to flyers and Circulars
Put a No Flyers or Circulars sticker on your letterbox! Get your hands on one of our free letter box stickers by visiting the request publication page.
Plus, don’t forget to tick the box
Many forms contain an option to opt out of further marketing. If you sign any form, check for the box.
Is there an easier way?
If you only receive junk mail from one or two companies, contact them directly.
Unwanted UK telephone calls
Register with the Telephone Preference Service by calling 0845 070 0707 or online www.tpsonline.org.uk
Register with the Facsimile Preference Service by calling 0845 070 0702 or online www.fpsonline.org.uk
If you feel you require further advice on junk mail or simply want to report the matter please contact:
- Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06
- Devon and Somerset Trading Standards
- Action Fraud 0300 123 2040
- Information Commissioner