Stop receiving junk mail
Fed up with junk mail? You're not alone. 17.5 billion pieces of junk mail are produced every year in the UK. This includes addressed and unaddressed junk mail.
Five easy ways to reduce junk mail
1. Reduce addressed unwanted mail
Register with the Mailing Preference Service and remove your name and address from 95 per cent of mailing lists.
2. Reduce unaddressed junk mail
To reduce mail addressed to "The Occupier", write to:
Door to Door Opt Outs
3. Stop leaflets and flyers through your door
Place a sticker on your letterbox saying you do not wish to receive these.
4. Avoid joining new mailing list
When completing consumer related forms, always tick the box to show that you do not wish to receive further correspondence from these companies.
5. Leave mailing lists
Write or telephone any organisations that you have had past dealings with to ask to be removed from their databases. Alternatively, return any junk mail that you do receive to the sender.
Remember, any junk mail you receive can be recycled using your blue bag if you live in a street based property, or at one of over 250 recycling sites across the borough.
Use our recycling locator to find your nearest recycling sites.
Page last updated: 11 January 2018