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Junk Mail Opt-Out

Junk mail is unwanted advertisements, catalogues, and other paper documents received through the mail.

Junk mail is unwanted advertisements, catalogues, and other paper documents received through the mail.

Click on each company and read the notes associated with it. Contact each relevant company and follow the steps they provide to opt-out of the mail services they provide. Start saving address labels (or taking photos) to ensure you opt-out of each iteration of your mailing address name and spelling.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Bay Area News Group Circulars Opt-out 4 North 2nd St San Jose Repair Free Mail-in Complete the online form to stop receiving the Bay Area News Group circular (through the company Valassis/save.com). States may take up to 6 weeks. Click their "Unsubscribe from our email" at the bottom of the webpage for Valassis/Save.com email circulars.
Catalog Choice Opt-Out c/o The Story of Stuff Project
1442 Walnut St, #272
Berkeley Repair Free Mail-in Gather the unwanted catalogs and other junk mail that clutter your home or office. Search for the sender, and submit the opt—out request. CatalogChoice can also be used to cancel catalogs and junk mail on behalf of another person, including previous occupants or a deceased family member.
Credit Card & Insurance Offers Opt Out Opt-Out Department
PO Box 530201
Atlanta Repair Free Mail-in Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Consumer Credit Reporting Companies are permitted to include your name on lists used by creditors or insurers to make firm offers of credit or insurance that are not initiated by you ("Firm Offers"). Online Opt-Out and Opt-in for 5 years, permanently.
DirectMail.com - National Do Not Mail List 5540 Ketch Rd Prince Frederick Repair Free Mail-in Online opt-out service
DMAchoice.org - Direct Mail Opt-out DMAchoice
PO Box 900
Cos Cob Repair Free Mail-in This organization will add your name to 'opt-out lists' for mailing lists, telephone marketing lists, and e-mail lists. May be a small fee.
Money Mailer Opt-Out 12131 Western Avenue Garden Grove Repair Free Pick-up Organization to call in order to have your name removed from mailing lists: 714-889-3890 or email your request to: jlimon@moneymailer.com
Mt. Diablo Recycling 1300 Loveridge Road Pittsburg Recycle Free Drop-off, Paid Pick-up Commercial quantity
National Waste Prevention Coalition - Junk Mail Opt-Out 210 South Jackson St. #701 Seattle Repair Free Mail-in Visit website for opt-out services and information on how to reduce unwanted junk mail.
PaperKarma App Lakewood Repair Free Mail-in Use app to take image of mailer image to process opt out
Phone Book Opt-Out Troy Repair Free Mail-in Use website to opt out online.
Publisher's Clearing House Opt-Out 101 Winners Circle Port Washington Repair Free Mail-in Direct link to stop mailings: http://pch.custhelp.com/app/ask_mailing Remove name and address from list. You can also select "Account Updates" and "Remove from Mail/Email List" from the drop down menu.
RetailMeNot Everyday Coupon Opt-out 19975 Victor Parkway Livonia Repair Free Mail-in Complete online form to opt-out. Printed and online coupons. Formerly RedPlum. Note it takes at least 6 weeks to stop delivery as advertising programs are prepared several weeks in advance.
Valpak Coupons: Mailing & Email List Opt-Out 8605 Largo Lakes Dr. Largo Repair Free Mail-in Visit website to submit online request for address removal from mailing list. To be removed from the Valpak email list, send your request to Valerie@valpak.com. Valpak mailings are addressed to "Resident" and are updated by their list companies throughout the United States Postal Service.
Your Ad Choices Opt-out (Web & App) Washington Repair Free Mail-in Online. Digital Advertising Alliance online tools WebChoices and AppChoices self-registry program for interest-based advertising. The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) is a consortium of the leading national advertising and marketing trade groups that together deliver effective, self-regulatory solutions to online consumer issues.

Curbside Service

Recycling Note
Alameda
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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Albany
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms). Rec
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Berkeley
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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Castro Valley Sanitary District
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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Dublin
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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Emeryville
Clean and dry for recycling. Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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Fremont
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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Hayward
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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Livermore
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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Newark
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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Oakland
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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Piedmont
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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Pleasanton
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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San Leandro
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
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Union City
Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms). Junk mail accepted in recycling.
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