Junk Mail

Why stop junk mail?

More than 17.5 billion pieces of junk mail are sent to UK homes each year with each household receiving 650 pieces a year. It’s easy to stop junk mail and it can make a big difference to the amount of waste we produce.

What can you do?

– Stick it to them! A good way to reduce junk mail is by using a ‘no junk mail’ sticker that can be placed on your door or letterbox.

– Be tick box alert! Take a few moments to check any small print when you buy products or services that require you to give your name and address – the tick boxes in the print will give you the opportunity to opt out or in to the company sending you further information or using your details.

Recycle your junk mail

• Recycle any junk mail you still receive after removing any personal details at your local Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) call Tel: 0151 255 1444 for locations.

• See our HWRC page to find your nearest Centre.

• Use the kerbside collection provided by your local council.

• Take it to your local Bring bank facility – visit www.recyclenow.com, or contact your local council for locations.

Downloads and more information

Junk the Junk Mail leaflet (pdf)

Junk the Junk Mail poster (pdf) – for printing and displaying in windows

• Mailing Preference Service
Tel: 0845 703 4599
Email: mps@dma.org.uk

• Your Choice
Tel: 0207 291 3300
Email: yourchoice@dma.org.uk

• Royal Mail Door to door opt out
Address: Freepost RRBT-ZBXB-TTTS
Kingsmead House, Oxpens Road
Oxford OX1 1RX
Email: optout@royalmail.com

• Bereavement Register
Tel: 0870 600 7222
Email: help@the-bereavement-register.com