Junk Mail

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Reduce Junk Mail

RCSW recycles junk mail such as catalogs, flyers, ads, directories, phone books, pamphlets, and more!

Tired of junk mail? The Federal Trade Commission offers easy and mostly free ways to eliminate junk mail from your paper and electronic mailboxes.

Here are a few links to help you in your efforts to save trees and de-clutter:

Stopping Unsolicited Mail, Phone Calls, and Email
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Consumer Information

How to Stop Junk Mail in 6 Easy Steps
Eco-cycle, Building Zero Waste Communities

On average, you will receive 41 lbs of junk mail every year. 44 percent ends up in the trash unopened. Where does all of that trash go? Mostly, to landfills.

Junk Mail requires trees (about 80 to 100 million trees annually). Trees help to gobble up the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide – or CO2. All of those trees, if left to live, would absorb 1.7 million tons of CO2. Too much CO2 in the air contributes to rising temperatures.


Source: Kim, J. (2019). Let’s Ban Junk Mail Already. Sierra. Retrieved on 7/29/2020 from: https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/let-s-ban-junk-mail-already