Junk Mail

Junk Mail getting you down?

Sign-up today for a junk mail free life!

The average household gets 326 pieces of junk mail per year.

But you can stop it landing on yours.

Register with the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) by clicking below.

The MPS can remove your name from up to 95% of Direct Mail lists and is supported by the Royal Mail. It will not stop mail that has been sent from overseas, un-addressed material or mail addressed to "The Occupier". It may take up to 4 months for the service to have full effect.

Sign up here for FREE!

www.mpsonline.org.uk

Say No to junk mail without an address

Register with the Royal Mail's Door to Door Opt Out Service by contacting them via email optout@royalmail.co.uk or by post:

Freepost, RSTR-YCYS-TGLJ, Royal Mail Door to Door Opt Outs, Kingsmead House, Oxpens Road, OXFORD, OX1 1AA.

The Royal Mail will send you a registration form to fill in and return to them. Opting out from Royal Mail Door to Door stops all unaddressed items from being delivered by them. Election material is not delivered by the Door to Door service and is therefore not affected by this opt out. Opting out means no one at the address will receive unaddressed mail items so make sure this is acceptable to everyone living at the property.

You can also register to reduce unaddressed, unwanted mail delivered by members of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). To opt out you need to contact them to send you an information pack and opt out form. Once the form is returned it can take up to 12 weeks before you stop receiving iunwanted mail. This does not cover unaddressed mail that is not delivered by members of the DMA.

DMA, DMA House, 70 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8SS

Email yourchoice@dma.org.uk Tel 020 7291 3300

Say No to to flyers and circulars

Put a No Flyers or Circulars sticker on your letterbox!

Get your hands on one of our free letter box stickers available soon from Cumbrian libraries and council offices. Alternatively we can send you one direct if you contact us via email.

Plus don't forget to tick the box!

Many forms contain an option to opt out of further marketing. If you sign any form, check for the box.

Is there an easier way?

If you only receive junk mail from one or two companies, contact them directly.

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