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6/4/09 4:14 P

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In Norway, where I live, it is possible to place a sticker or note on the mail-box that says "no commercial mail, thank you". Hence we don't get much/any junk-mail. I had to discontinue our local new-paper when over half the paper where commercial flyers. I deliver the little junk mail we do get to get recycled along with the rest of our paper waste.

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5/27/09 3:42 P

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I shred everything because I don't want anyone to get any of my information. You never know what people can use even by getting just your address. Even if it is public record, some really savvy criminals can get lots of info out of that. The electricity use is minimal anyway if you try to get the junk mail fairies to stop sending stuff your way.

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5/27/09 2:17 P

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I shred everything.

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SARAHGMD Posts: 834
5/27/09 1:15 P

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It just seems a waste of electricity to hide something thats public record. I mean if it had your social or a credit card number that'd be one thing, but just the address?

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5/27/09 11:21 A

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So the information that is in the labels do not end up on the hand of identity theft people.

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SARAHGMD Posts: 834
5/27/09 10:58 A

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Erin,
Why shred junk mail?

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ERINLASH78's Photo ERINLASH78 Posts: 379
5/27/09 8:35 A

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If you can't get them to stop sending it to you, invest in a shredder and find a place to recycle it. Most schools in my area have a recycling dumpster for paper products that is perfect for this. Good luck and let us know if you find out how to stop the junk mail fairy!

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WILLAMLC's Photo WILLAMLC Posts: 40,230
5/26/09 9:09 A

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There are several sites where once entering your address, they stop (in fact reduce a lot) the amount of junk mail. a quick google search and you can pick the one you think is more suitable to you.

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5/22/09 4:36 P

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Do a web search for the name of the "company". Most have an on-line or phone opt out

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5/22/09 2:13 P

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Good question...I'd like to know that too.

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5/22/09 1:10 P

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I've reduced most of my junk mail through Catalog Choice and other opt-out programs, but does anyone know how to get off of those lists that send you weekly grocery fliers and other fliers to "Resident"??



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