Green Dimes provides a service that prevents you from getting junk postal mail at http://www.greendimes.com. They purport that their service will reduce postal junk mail by 75-90%. They also say that they will plant a tree for you every month in your name. From a customization perspective, you can also put certain catalogs on a "white list" to enable them to be delivered to you.
The service costs $36 annually… or 10 cents every day of the year.
When I found out about this thing, I signed up within 30 seconds with credit card in hand. Every day I receive a bevy of advertisements in the mailbox:
- Newspaper flyer type advertisements
- AOL CDROMs and the like
- Mortgage reduction & Line of Credit offers
- Real estate agent ads
- Mass coupon packets
Everyday, I’m grabbing all of that junk mail, bringing it up to my garbage can, and throwing it away during the "sorting process". Now within 8 weeks, all of this – or hopefully most of this – should disappear. WHEEEEE!
(Oh by the way… you can gift a subscription as well to friends who hate postal junk mail as much as you do.)