Reducing Junk Mail
Mailing Preference Service
Registering with the Mailing Preference Service (MPS) is free of charge. To find out more, or to register, you can:
Door to Door Opt Out
Door to Door is the Royal Mail's direct marketing service that delivers unaddressed mail. Registering to opt out of this service takes six weeks. To find out more or to receive an opt out form, you can:
The Electoral Register
The Electoral Register lists the name and address of everyone who has registered to vote. If you do not want your details to appear on the edited register you must tick the box on the voter registration form to be excluded.
To avoid generating unwanted mail, when filling in any form, from applying for credit to entering a competition, make sure that you tick the box that says you do not want your name to be added to any mailing lists. This is normally at the bottom of the form or on the reverse.
Check carefully before you tick, though. Some companies ask you to tick if you do not want to receive mail and some ask you to tick if you do!
Many companies you deal with, including utility companies and banks, offer online services. As well as the convenience of viewing your account and paying bills online, you can also request to stop receiving paper bills and statements. You may also receive a discount too. Contact your service providers for more information.