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USPS question on rejecting mail
Posted by: PeterB
Date: December 27, 2007 02:18PM
... can mail which is addressed as "current resident" be rejected? If so, how?

(I am getting nonstop mailers from the local cable company, which seems to believe that bombarding local residents with their stupid fliers will somehow convince us to buy their crappy cable service...)
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Re: USPS question on rejecting mail
Posted by: GGD
Date: December 27, 2007 02:29PM
You can try using form 1500 [www.usps.com]

It's for sexually oriented material, but it's the receiver, not the sender or post office that gets to decide what is offensive

[www.junkbusters.com]

[www.google.com]
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Re: USPS question on rejecting mail
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 27, 2007 03:20PM
What, the old 'glue a brick to it and mark it return to sender' doesn't work well enough ? grinning smiley
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Re: USPS question on rejecting mail
Posted by: PeterB
Date: December 27, 2007 03:28PM
Oh, should have said -- I've already tried marking as "return to sender" -- carrier just circles the "current resident" part and returns it to me... sad smiley




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Re: USPS question on rejecting mail
Posted by: billb
Date: December 27, 2007 03:41PM
They are getting paid to get that to you.
If they don't, they no longer get paid.

That's my peeve with 'junk' mail, too.
The sender considers it a potential sale.

I might be amenable to paying the equivalent to the sender not to get it, but I'd probably be surprised what that would cost.


I had a mail man that was throwing the junk in dumpsters along his route.
It took a couple years for him to get fired.
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Re: USPS question on rejecting mail
Posted by: PeterB
Date: December 27, 2007 03:51PM
Check this out:

[neworleans.craigslist.org]

... it seems I am far from being the only one with this problem! LOL




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Re: USPS question on rejecting mail
Posted by: billb
Date: December 27, 2007 04:03PM
The number of Alaskan trees thrown in the local landfill every day from junk mail alone is sickening.
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Re: USPS question on rejecting mail
Posted by: Tommie Milwaukee
Date: December 27, 2007 07:45PM
Believe me, your mailman hates delivering it much more than you hate receiving it. And yes, "current resident" mail must be delivered. Also, no bulk rate advertising mail (junk mail) is ever returned to sender. It just gets tossed away.
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Re: USPS question on rejecting mail
Posted by: Undrpsi
Date: December 28, 2007 12:54PM
smileys with beer

Always be nice to the mailman...they don't call it 'postal' for nothing !

Seriously, I have talked to my mailman, Paul, about this same thing. He acknowledges it bites...but he can't do anything. Matter of fact, like was pointed out earlier, he can't throw it away or non-deliver it or he gets fired!

Having said that...let me point out that having a friend who is your mail carrier is a great boon. He has, and can, delivered oversize packages or changed his route to swing by at a certain time when he knows we are home for a registered package. Ha! Try to get UPS to do you a 'favor' like that. He likes that, atleast on my street, he is treated well (cookies, christmas card..etc) and is respected.

Have you tried asking the mailman what to do?

Jay
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Re: USPS question on rejecting mail
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 28, 2007 11:32PM
... can mail which is addressed as "current resident" be rejected?

No, but GGD's idea so crazy-- it just might work.


They are getting paid to get that to you.
If they don't, they no longer get paid.


Exactly.


And yes, "current resident" mail must be delivered.

True, unless GGD's suggestion works. But it *must* be done for each sender.


Also, no bulk rate advertising mail (junk mail) is ever returned to sender. It just gets tossed away.

Only true for standard (bulk) mail without an endorsement from the sender.


It's easy to save a tree, but costly. The advertising subsidizes the cost of First Class mail. People complain about the cost of a letter now; get read of bulk mail and listen to them really cry.



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