Recycling / Garbage

Recycling and Garbage in Chanhassen
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Unwanted Junk Mail? Stop the Flurry!

The average Chanhassen resident receives about 41 pounds of junk mail each year – most of it during the holidays. You can control your pile of junk mail a number of different ways. It can take five weeks to five months to take effect, but here are easy ways to end the flurry:
  • Stop credit card solicitations at 1-888-567-8688 or Opt-Out Prescreen, which gives the option to opt out for five years or permanently.
  • Stop receiving mail addressed to "resident" or "occupant" via Retail Me Not or call 1-888-241-6760.
  • For Val-Pak (coupon packs) mailings, go to the Val-Pak website or call 1-800-237-6266.
  • A consumer’s mailbox can often be overrun with catalogues – even if they’ve never shopped with the company before. This is likely because the consumer has, at some point, made a catalogue or online purchase with a company that handed over their contact information to Abacus, an alliance of catalogue and publishing companies. To stop individual catalogues, consumers can contact the specific company in question using their 800 number. To stop mass mailings, consumers can email Opt-Out, or write to Abacus, Inc., P.O. Box 1478, Broomfield, Colorado 80038.
  • Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is a trade group with 5,200 member companies that use telephone, mail, and the Internet to pitch their products directly to consumers. To stop receiving mailings from DMA members, consumers can go to: DMA Consumers. DMA regularly updates its list, but companies it notifies to remove names from their mailing lists may not be as prompt and it may take as much as six months before solicitations from all DMA members stop. Or, write to Direct Marketing Association's Mail Preference Service, Direct Marketing Association, P.O. Box 643, Carmel, N.Y. 10512 ($5 fee online).
  • Sign up for a service that contacts all of the direct marketing solicitors for you.  Contact Paper Karma and they will work on your behalf through a convenient app on your phone.  Prices vary depending on the length of time you'd like to use the service. 
  • If a child under age 13 is being mailed advertisements or credit card offers, it could be a sign that identity theft has occurred. Parents should contact the three major credit reporting bureaus, listed below, and inform them of the situation.
Equifax: 1-800-525-6285
Experian: 1-888-397-3742
TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289