Stop Junk Mail

Eliminate Junk Mail

Every time you provide your name and address to receive a product or service, there's a good chance you are being added to 1 or more mailing lists. Unwanted mail and faxes waste natural resources and also cost time and money to handle them.

Over 110,000 tons of junk mail is generated each year in North Carolina (30 lbs. per person)
If 1/3 of North Carolina's household sent junk mail reduction cards to the Mail Preference Association, it would save North Carolina local governments almost $1.3 million in disposal fees per year.

How to get off mailing lists:
  • Contact the major credit bureaus to request your name to be removed from mailing lists for pre-approved credit cards. The major credit bureaus: Experian, Equifax, Inc., Innovis, and Trans Union Corporation can all be reached at 888-567-8688.
  • Direct mail: Contact the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) to remove your name from most direct mailing lists.
  • Fill in and return opt-out privacy cards from financial organizations. Financial organizations are now required to provide customers with opt-out privacy cards so you can request that your name be removed from their bulk mailing lists