Friday, 2 November 2012

Stopping junk mail benefits all

Follow the link to see how to stop junk mail Although we can recycle all our junk mail - it is still better not to produce it in the first place! By signing up to the mail preference service we save trees, save energy, save space in our recycling bins and save the council money in reduced collection costs which in turn means our council tax goes further! I signed up on-line and even I found it straightforward! By the way - anyone got any clue what to do with plastic animal feed bags?


  1. Animal feed bags are fantastic for sledging down hill on - not that this solves the waste problem long-term.

    It does depend on the type of plastic, if they're just heavy weight polythene they can do in the supermarket carrier bag recycling points but some animal feed bags are made with unusual types of plastic so you need to check locally.

    Found this online

    1. Hi Master Composter

      thakns for the info re animal bags I will pass it on.
      Best wishes


    2. Thanks for the link to mps. I have just registered my details and the previous occupier but it doesn't seem that you can register the mail addressed to 'the occupier' which are the ones I would like to stop. Any ideas how to do this?

    3. People have been asking how to stop mail that isn't personally addressed: James Thompson, Waste prevention officer at Shropshire Council has sent over this information about how to stop "To the occupier" mail... The Mail Preference Service only stops addresses mail for the named occupants You can stop 'to the occupier' by emailing royal mail see And you cant completely stop but you can try to reduce free newspapers and take away fliers / political leaflets etc by adding a polite no thanks sign to your letter box It's also about being a bit savvy with giving your address out and making sure you always tick the box to say no to future marketing or not tick the box when they try to reverse the question subtly You can also ask the yellow pages etc not to bother sending you one too - I find this is a good site Also this is a really good website This is worth a read too Here's to paperless communication!! Have a nice day