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Sonoma County Waste Management Agency

Junk Mail

Download a Stop Junk Mail Kit

Download a Junk Mail Kit with sample form letters and additional tips. The Junk Mail Reduction Campaign is a partnership of 110 Bay Area cities & counties.

Junk mailTired of dealing with junk mail?
Junk mail is a waste of time and resources. More than 100 million trees are cut down every year to produce the 100 billion pieces of junk mail sent out to American homes.

To reduce your junk mail, you need to reduce access to your name and address so that it won't be traded or sold.

Contact the Direct Marketing Association. The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is the single largest provider of direct mail lists. They charge a $1 fee if you send your request by mail or you can submit through the online form.

DMA Mail Preference Service
PO Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512

Remove your name from credit card offers by calling (888) 5 OPTOUT(567-8688). You do not need to provide your Social Security number. Stay on the line and they will process your request without your Social Security number.

Opt-out from receiving unwanted phone directory delivery by calling YP Real Yellow Pages at (866) 329-7118 and Valley Yellow Pages at (800) 350-8887.

Remove your name from specific catalogs by visiting Catalog Choice You can also contact the catalog and tell them you want your name taken off their list.

Stop junk faxes by contacting the sender of the faxes. If you are unsuccessful, file a complaint with the Consumer Information Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission at (888) 225-5322.

Sonoma County Waste Management Agency ● 2300 County Center Drive, Suite B-100 ● Santa Rosa, CA 95403