Junk Mail, Phone Books, & Envelopes


Updated on November 27, 2018



You can recycle almost everything that goes in your mailbox, such as glossy paper and window envelopes. The only things that can’t be recycled are padded envelopes which sandwich plastics and other padding materials in between their paper layers.


For unwanted magazines or advertisements, call or email companies directly to request to be removed from their marketing list. You can also opt out with CatalogChoice.org or DMAChoice.TheDMA.org


Each year ~100 million trees are cut down to produce junk mail. The average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year.

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