If you are already on mailing lists but no longer wish to receive information from a company, try the following:
The next time you receive a posting from them, return the letter, unopened, with a note on the envelope requesting they remove your name from their lists. If you know their email address, send an email requesting that they remove your details from their mailing lists.
When filling in form to be on electoral register, be sure to tick the box that stops your details being sold by the county council.
You do need to take care if filling in surveys, doing competitions, signing up for newsletters etc because unless you specify no unsolicited mail or ask them not to pass details to 3rd parties, companies still can (even if you are with MPS) because you have initiated the contact by giving them your details. There is usually a box to tick (or to leave blank, depending what it says on the form), though some companies ask you to write to them at head office.
To be removed from up to 95% of direct mailing lists, register for free with the Mail Preference Service (MPS), Freepost 29 LON20771, London W1E 0ZT. Phone 0845 703 4599 for a form or visit www.mpsonline.org.uk Registration covers all household members with the same surname and the MPS will write to confirm your registration. The MPS is a not for profit organisation with the main objective of encouraging good relations between the Direct Mail industry and general public.
You can save the addressed envelopes sent inside a lot of junk mail. Stick a label over the address details and reuse.
Junk mail can be put into kerbside collection black boxes or in the paper recycling container at Marlborough Household Recycling Centre.
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