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Reduce Unwanted Mail

Campaign Launch

On the 9th of January 2006 Edinburgh City Council launched a campaign to encourage residents of Edinburgh to reduce the amount of unwanted mail they receive.
  Unwanted Mail

Current Methods Information

The Waste Aware Edinburgh Reduce Unwanted Mail Campaign aims to promote the following methods of reducing unwanted mail:

Registering with this service will remove your details from up to 95% of direct marketing lists - but only those which are sent to a named person at your home address. You can register named people who no longer live at your address.
Register, free of charge, by vistiting or calling 0845 703 4599.

Registering with the Royal Mail to opt out of their Door to Door service will stop all non-addressed mail such as flyers, supermarket leaflets etc. that is delivered by the Royal Mail.

To opt out, please call 08457 950 950 and ask to be removed from the database.

When mail is sent to "The Occupier" or is delivered by the company or individual rather than the Royal Mail, write to the sender indicating that you do not wish to receive direct marketing material from them. Companies who receive written requests are obliged to stop delivery to your address within a reasonable time.

Part of the campaign involves the production of leaflets that can be
picked up at Council venues and also viewed one line, which provide further details of the methods to reduce the amount of unwanted mail you receive.

To view a leaflet, please select link on the right.

If you want more information about the mailing preference service please contact containing a registration form for the Mail Preference Service, please contact the City of Edinburgh Council's recycling helpline on 0131 529 3030.
Recycling helpline
Recycling Helpline
Tel: 0131 529 3030
Campaign Leaflet
View the campaign leaflet. Please note: collection dates have been omitted.
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