Green Living Tip #3

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West, Carlsbad, CA 01335928

Green Living Tip #3 - Reducing Your Junk Mail

You've Got Mail!

How to STOP what's coming to you now

1. Contact the company directly and as them to remove your name and address from their mailing lists. 

2. Mail that says "address correction requested" or "return postage guaranteed" can be returned unopened to the sender by writing "Refused - Return to Sender" on the envelope.

3. If there is a postage paid envelope inside, detach your mailing label frm the envelope, attach it with a note asking them to lelete your name and then mail it back to the sender. They will have to pay for the postage.

4. If you are overwhelmed and can't find the time to do any of the above steps then please, do the right thing and RECYCLE! 

Around 62 million trees and 25 billion gallons of water are used to produce a typical year's worth of junk mail in the United States. That is over 80 pounds per household or close to a tree's worth. MS1500 - 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" Plastic Sign - Please Recycle with Symbol

Mailbox photo courtesy of By Nieve44 La Luz

Recycle symbol courtesy of UpbeatImages

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Comments (3)

David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

Thanks for the Green Living Tip #3. I get so tired of shredding the same documents week after week. I will follow your instructions and see if I can't reduce my mail.

Mar 17, 2011 12:46 PM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

I do a lot of recycling especially with junk mail.  I prefer not to take the time and energy to put these back in the post.  Once in a while you see something good coming through.  Great Tips, thanks.

Mar 17, 2011 12:47 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Good advice Debbie. I think AARP has massacred more trees then any other junk mailer with Globe Life close behind (at least in my house).

Mar 17, 2011 01:41 PM