The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home or on cell phones. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. Registration is free and will be effective for five years. Register at or 1-888-382-1222.


We all know that recycling junk mail is good, but reducing it is better. Reducing junk mail gets clutter out of your mailbox, frees up your time, and helps protects the environment. It takes 17 trees to make a ton of paper. That means nearly 100 million trees get used for junk mail every year in the U.S. Let's keep the trees in the forest, and get the junk mail out of your life.

To reduce junk mail and help save the destruction of millions of trees, send your name (all variations), address and signature to:

Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 643
Carmel, NY 10512

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