Unwanted Mail/Faxes

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Unwanted Mail/Faxes

The average household receives 650 pieces of unwanted mail each year. This is not only annoying, but also uses up valuable resources.

There are four main ways to reduce the amount of unwanted mail you receive:

1. Contact the sender e.g. a mail order catalogue or your bank, requesting that you are removed from their mailing lists.

2. Register with the Mailing Preference Service:

DMA House
70 Margaret Street
T: 0845 703 4599
W: www.mpsonline.org.uk

3. Register with Royal Mail to opt out of their Door-to-Door Service:

Kingsmead House
Oxpens Road
Oxford OX1 1RX
E: optout@royalmail.com

4. Contact the Direct Marketing Association and ask for details of the 'Your Choice' preference service for unaddressed mail:

T: 020 7291 3300
W: www.dma.org.uk

To opt out of receiving unsolicited faxes, register using:

The Facsimile Preference Service
DMA House
70 Margaret Street
F: 020 7323 4226
W: www.fpsonline.org.uk

Take the contents of unwanted mail to Paper Recycling Points (See W: www.recycleforscotland.com) or place into kerbside collections. See KERBSIDE RECYCLING.

Envelopes can be placed into the Packaging Recycling Points in Edinburgh and green Paper Recycling Points in East Lothian (See W: www.recycleforscotland.com). Also accepted in the kerbside collections in East Lothian, Midlothian, and the Scottish Borders. See KERBSIDE RECYCLING.

Do not put envelopes into Paper Recycling Points (apart from the green lidded Paper Recycling points in East Lothian), as the glue used to stick them together interferes with the paper recycling process and can lead to a lower quality of recycled paper.

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