|Return junk mail unopened to the sender by writing "Refused. Return to sender." on the envelope. Without this special notation; the post office will not return the mail to the sender.
I tried this once and the mailman told me I'd have to pay the return postage. Also, a lot of things are not in envelopes, like Safeway mailings.
But I have my own thing I'm doing:
I'm going to take on only one or two places at a time, and then work on the others once those have stopped. So I'm doing AOL and Bi-Mart now.
With the AOL cd's, I send them to this place that is collecting a million of them to send back to AOL all at once. They are over halfway there! You just send the disc and recycle the packaging.
With Bi-Mart, I've decided to send back the coupon books they give me, as well as any other junk mail I have received that day. I then send a letter saying I thought they might like these special offers, and request once again to be taken off their list. I made it clear that nasty letters weren't the only thing I was capable of sending, IYKWIM...
Next I'm going to focus on Safeway and Rite-Aid. I live near them so I can just bring back their flyers to the customer service department.
After that will be the credit card companies. I think I'll do what I'm doing with Bi-Mart.
BTW, all of these companies are ones we've tried asking to be off the list, but they never listen.