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On this site, you will find information about waste, and how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in the areas covered by Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and the Moray Council. Waste Aware Grampian is a campaign run in partnership between the three authorities, which aims to reduce the amount of waste that is currently sent to landfill, increase the amount of waste that is recycled, and help the North East move towards more sustainable waste management.

There is currently a campaign running to encourage Grampian residents to reduce the amount of unwanted mail that they receive.

Each year, households across Grampian can receive up to 20kg of unwanted direct marketing material, contributing more than 5000 tonnes to the waste arisings across the region.

1 in 5 people regularly receive direct marketing mail addressed to a previous occupant – wastage that can easily be avoided.

However, its easy to reduce the amount of unwanted mail you receive:
  • Register with mailing prefrence (MPS)
  • Register to opt out of Royal Mail's Door to Door service
  • Write to the sender
Register with mailing prefrence (MPS)

Registering with the MPS can reduce the amount of personally addressed direct mailings you receive by up to 95%. Personally addressed mailings are those that have a named addressee – this can be yourself or a previous resident. It cannot stop mailing from companies with whom you already have dealings. To find out more, visit www.mpsonline.org.uk, call 0845 703 4599, or write to MPS, Freepost 29 LON20771, London W1E 0ZT.

Register to opt out of Royal Mail's Door to Door service

Door to Door is the Royal Mail’s direct marketing service that delivers unaddressed mail – such as flyers, circulars and supermarket leaflets. Registering will stop these being delivered to your door, however it does not stop mail addressed to “The Occupier” as the Royal Mail are legally required to deliver these. To receive an application pack to register, write to: Door to Door Opt outs, Royal Mail, Room 130 Wheatstone House, Wheatstone Rd, SWINDON SN3 5JW

Write to sender

Where mail is addressed to “The Occupier” or is unaddressed and delivered by organisations or individuals other than the Royal Mail, write to the sender indicating that you no longer wish to receive mailings from them (you can also email if possible). Organisations who receive a written indication that you wish to be removed from their mailing list are legally obliged to stop sending marketing materials within a reasonable time.

You can also write to companies that you already deal with e.g. bank, credit card company, utility providers etc to request that they do not send you marketing materials for other services.

Reducing the amount of unwanted mail you receive is only one way of cutting down the amount of waste that you produce – there are numerous others. To find out what you can do in your area, follow the links on the left-hand side for Reduce and Reuse.

Waste Aware Grampian Reduce Reuse Recycle Guide to help you to get it sortedWaste Aware Grampian Reduce Reuse Recycle Guide to help you to get it sorted

The Waste Aware Grampian guide provides information to help householders in the Grampian area to Reduce Reuse and Recycle.

New guide inserts are being distributed in May to update the information where facilities have changed, and also to provide you with new Reduce and Reuse directories drawn from the national Sort It tool. These directories will help you to find out more about where you can Reduce and Reuse waste in your area.
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