How can I Reduce Junk Mail?
By taking the following steps to reduce the junk mail that ends up in your letterbox you are helping to minimise water and paper resource waste:
- Place a No Advertising Material sticker on your letter box. The stickers are available free of charge from the Distribution Standards Board. Call 1800 676 136 for more information.
- Report irresponsible distribution of junk mail. Report any junk mail which is littered, delivered in duplicate or delivered to a letterbox with a No Advertising Material sticker on it. Report offenders to the Distribution Standards Board on 1800 676 136.
For more information about the board visit: http://catalogue.asn.au/dsb/
- Register your details on the Consumer Do Not Contact Opt Out Service. Including yourself on this list will ensure that you are not contacted by 500 members of the Australian Direct Marketing Association. These members include banks, insurance companies, publishers, catalogue and mail order companies and charities who contact consumers via: mail, telephone, direct response television, the internet and mobile phones.
- Make a digital choice. Register with online catalogue portals such as Catalogue Central or Lasoo Online Catalogues to receive only the advertising material you want. Alternatively you can visit retailers own websites to receive store and brand catalogues online.
To request removal, provide your full details to:
Ph: 1800 646 664
ADMA -Do Not Contact Service
Reply Paid 464
KINGS CROSS NSW 1340
For more information about the Australian Direct Marketing Association, visit http://www.adma.com.au/
Remember: Paper and cardboard junk mail can be recycled, but not the plastic wrap it comes in. Be sure not to include plastic wrap in your kerbside recycling!
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