(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another in a series of recycling tips from the City of Covington's Neighborhood Services Department, Solid Waste & Recycling Division.)
COVINGTON, Ky. – Recycling is great, but prevention is better! Instead of letting junk mail and unopened magazines pile up, go to the source and get off those mailing lists before the junk mail comes your way.
A few ways to help get rid of that pile:
• Use an opt-out service like DMA Choice or OptOutPrescreen.
• If you see a reoccurring catalog in your mailbox, go straight to the source and unsubscribe directly.
• To stop unnecessary phone books, check out Yellow Pages Opt-Out service.
• Refuse the last resident’s mail by handing them back to the postal carrier or writing “Refused” on the mail.
By taking a few minutes now, you can prevent years of annoying junk mail and not only save trees and landfill space but also keep a lot of energy from being consumed during manufacturing.