Recycling Tip on Mailing Lists

22 Jun 2010

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If you’re interested in living a more eco-friendly lifestyle like we are at Atlantic Poly, here’s something you can do that will help protect the environment and preserve your sanity... reduce the amount of junk mail you receive by 90 percent.

Get Off the Lists - You can also go to, which can enable you to remove your name from lists that mortgage, credit card and insurance companies use to mail you offers and solicitations. It’s a centralized website run by the four major credit bureaus in the United States: Equifax, Experian, Innovis and TransUnion.

Most businesses check with one or more of these companies before accepting your credit card or granting you credit for a long-term purchase. They are also a huge source of names and addresses for credit card, mortgage and insurance companies that routinely send junk mail to attract new customers and solicit new business. But there’s a way to fight back. The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act requires credit bureaus to delete your name from their rented lists if you make the request.