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(KSL News) Tired of throwing away piles of unwanted mail? There are ways to get rid of it.
Some states have proposed "do not mail registries" similar to "do not call" lists for telemarketers. However, none of the proposals has passed.
But there are still things you can do to cut the junk, like calling the "opt out" hotline for credit card and insurance offers.
Sid Kirchheimer with the AARP says, "Another crucial step is to contact the direct marketing association. They represent about 80 percent of the companies that send these kinds of mailings called direct mail."
There is also an opt-out system for catalogs.
Follow the links on our website for more information on getting rid of junk mail.