Slowing the Flow of Junk Mail to Gainesville Apartments

Four million tons – that’s how much junk mail Americans get each year. That’s the equivalent of 100 million trees, and could also produce enough energy to heat 250,000 homes for a day.

At Bellamay Grand, we understand that many residents of our Gainesville apartments want to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, and also don’t have a lot of time to sort through junk mail. The following are some ways you can eliminate junk mail paper waste in your mailbox:

  • Contact the Direct Marketing Association at and add your name to their do-not-mail list. Their Mail Preference Service is provided to marketers for the sole purpose of removing names and addresses.
  • When you receive an unwanted publication, contact the organization and ask to be removed. Most likely, they will be happy to remove you because it reduces their advertising costs.
  • Be wary of contests and free offers. Often, their main purpose is obtaining your name for advertisement mailings.
  • Phone books are recycled in most communities, but more than 660,000 tons still end up in the trash each year. Contact your local phone book company to be removed from deliveries.

You can try to stop junk mail individually, but there are organizations to help you handle the bulk of junk mail coming to your Gainesville apartment mailbox. In addition to the Direct Marketing Association, you can also visit and for more information.

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