this morning I thought the postman had messed his bed when I heard the letterbox go at 8:30am, postman normally comes between 3 + 4 pm, on checking I had 13 pieces of junk mail, 11 for different takeaways, one from one of our new mayor candidates, just a photocopy starting with 'To Whom It May Concern' and one advertising a car boot sale in a nearby town, I have registered for the telephone preferencial service what a pity I can't stop this rubbish, I collared the postman when he came at 3.55pm and he denied posting them. when there are suggestions that councils charge by the weight to empty bins we will just be paying for this unwanted rubbish to be removed.
Round our way it is not always the postman who brings that junk. We have a variety of schoolboys and one lady who delivers them on contract 'leaflet distribution' it is the same as for our local free paper.
You could try putting a notice near letterbox saying 'No Leaflets, flyers etc' it might cut down on a few of them.
We usually do ours on Thursdays when its relatively quiet compared with Fridays and Saturdays (and Sundays!).
Have you noticed that lots of city centres are still fairly quiet on Wednesdays. Mrs BT thinks its a hangover from 'Halfday Closing' from years ago when most shops closed at midday on a Wednesday, as most of us 'older' citizens will remember.
As to 'Junk Mail' etc. we get loads delivered by 'leaflet distributers'. We also get Plastic bags from various charities asking for old clothes for their shops almost every week, sometimes several in the same week. Where do they think we get all these 'old' clothes from. When my old clothes are ready for disposal they aren't suitable for anything but cleaning rags. We must have had 20 of these bags so far this year.