This list worked great for typical junk mail but not so well for catalogs.
Once a week our mailbox would be filled to the brim with catalogs trying to sell us pet toys (we don't even have pets), a new computer (tempting), party invitations, lawn decorations, wine (we usually looked through that one), etc, etc, etc. You name it we received a catalog for it.
I would spend a fair amount of my time removing personal information from the cover and sorting the catalogs into piles
- Give away (those containing fun/useful pictures that daycare or school could use)
The benefits of using Catalog Choice:
- You will be saving valuable resources from being used on unwanted items that go directly into a recycling bin
- It’s free
- You will reduce your mailbox clutter and the amount of time you spend sifting through unwanted mail
- It’s easy
- You have a positive impact on our environment
- You will be helping merchants better target their market (i.e. only people with pets receive pet catalogs)
Yahoo Green has a great article called: Stop leaving a paper trail which lists a variety of resources for cancelling all types of unwanted junk mail.
I would encourage you to sign up for one or more of these free services and help save a tree (or a hundred).