Reduction and Reuse

Here are some other ways to reduce waste or reuse items.
Stop Unwanted Mail
If your household is like many others, you received hundreds of pieces of unwanted JUNK mail every year. Here are some simple steps that may help get you off those pesky mailing lists.
  1. Register with the Direct Marketing Association’s Mail Preference Service. This will help reduce the number of national advertisements but you still may receive many local merchant ads and news from charities and political candidates. For more information, go online at or call: (212) 768-7277.
  2. To get off credit card lists, try calling (888) 567-8688 and listen to the recording and follow the instructions given.
  3. Mailing list brokers provide national mailing lists to companies. Call Equifax at (800) 873-7655 and Experian at (800) 407-1088 and ask to be removed from all of their lists. Contact Mailbox Values at (612) 929-1441 and use the automated phone system to inform them you want your information deleted from their lists.
What can be done to reuse used Christmas Cards?
You can take the cards to the Handicapped Development Center, 3402 Hickory Grove Road, Davenport. The office is open from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. weekdays. They make gift tags out of the cards.