May 5

Opt-out of phone books and junk mail

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Residents and businesses can opt-out of receiving phone books and junk mail.

A look at the discarded phone books, courtesy the City of Seattle

Last fall the city became the first in the country to allow residents and businesses to opt-out of receiving certain things to their homes – including phone books and junk mail.

Today the city launched a new online registry to make the process easy.

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  1. Current nightly ritual:
    Go to mailbox and get mail.
    Go through mail and recycle, recycle, recycle, recycle, recycle, shred, shred, recycle, recycle, oh keep that one, recycle, shred, recycle, recycle

  2. This service works well — I’ve been on it for a year or so, and junk mailed to me has virtually stopped. Still getting junk sent to various former residents of my address, since the “or current resident” line gives the post office a loophole.

    This is entertaining: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYTwMV7ZISo&feature=related

    It’s still slightly outrageous that you have to opt out to avoid phone books.

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