Junk mail delivered by Royal Mail

  Al94 08:44 15 Nov 2012
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Royal mail is now focussing on junk mail delivery to improve income.

http://tinyurl.com/bmfqz2f

Yesterday I received no addressed mail but eight pieces of unaddressed junk mail including local takeaway menus, Specsavers, jewellery catalogue etc etc.

As stated in the article linked to, the volume has increased dramatically of late and it is theoretically possible to de register here http://tinyurl.com/79q9n4c

Perhaps if we all did as I did yesterday and deposit all the junk mail in the nearest post box rather than my recycling box they might get the message!

  morddwyd 09:18 15 Nov 2012

I find it easier to simply drop it in the paper recycling bin which is just by the front door.

That also helps to keep my Council Tax down.

  Al94 09:23 15 Nov 2012

Might be easier but just blindly accepts that we are going to be deluged with the stuff?

  morddwyd 10:03 15 Nov 2012

Bot blindly, but after considering both sides of the argument!

  Flak999 18:25 15 Nov 2012

You can opt out of receiving un-addressed mail from Royal Mail.

Royal Mail op out

  oresome 19:34 15 Nov 2012

Who first said "It may be junk mail to you but it's bread and butter to the postman?"

And I've been blaming the dog for chewing the mail!

  spuds 19:51 15 Nov 2012

Perhaps two issues worth considering?.

Any mail addressed to 'Occupier' will still be delivered, even if you 'opt-out'. No doubt companies that use these type of mail-shots have already considered their options?.

The post-person or their union will soon start to complain, when the bonus scheme for delivering junk mail is stopped, or earning capacities are effected!.

  Al94 00:40 18 Nov 2012

Not possible Bing.alau

If it's an assortment of take away menus, catalogues etc the easy way is back in the post box.

  morddwyd 09:23 18 Nov 2012

"the easy way is back in the post box"

.Surely if it is addressed to you it will simply be re-delivered, and if it is not (e.g. Occupier) Royal Mail will junk it, costing us, the people that use RM, money

Is it not better to put in in the recycling bin, Thereby reducing the levy your council has to pay on landfill (the levy is worked out as a ratio of landfill to recycling) and ultimately benefiting you, either by more money for services or reduced council tax?

  oresome 17:50 18 Nov 2012

Unsolicited mail shots work, or the advertisers wouldn't do it.

Live and let live. The practise keeps an entire industry in business. If there is nothing that captures your interest, put them in the recycling bin. It's not difficult is it?

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