Re: [GRRN] Junk Mail Worms

Myra Nissen (
Tue, 19 Jan 1999 15:33:01 -0800

I have been combating junk mail for sometime and seem to have it under
control. I contact the sender, even if it is a toll call, and ask to be
removed from the list. Sometimes sending back the self-addressed,
stamped mailing envelops don't work because it goes to some processing
center where there is no control of the mailing list. I use those
envelops for things like paying rent, as I walk the rent check to the
rental office.

I don't know if they're around anymore, but I have a file from 1992 for
"The Stop Junk Mail Assn.," that will help you stop receiving junk mail.
They have studied the laws involving junk mail. There phone is
1-800-827-5549, address: The Stop Junk Mail Assn., 3020 Bridgeway #150,
Sausalito, CA 94965.

Here is a list of addresses that I notify every so often, when it seems
that I have been added to a "list," either phone or mail. I send them
letters requesting to be taken off their lists. It is kind of old...:

Mail Preference Service
c/o Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008

American Express
Attn: Cardmember Mailing List Services
PO Box 53710
Phoenix, AZ 85038

RL Polk & Company
List Services Division
1621 18th Street #300
Denver, CO 80202

Donnelley Marketing, Inc.
Data Base Operations
1235 N. Avenue
Nevada, IA 50201-1419

Metromail Corporation
List Maintenance
949 West Bond
Lincoln, NE 68521

Val-Pak Coupons
Label Order Department
8575 Largo Lakes Drive
Largo, FL 34643

Carol Wright Gifts
Customer Service
340 Apple Creek Road
Lincoln, NE 68544

List Service Supervisor
239 West Service Road
Hartford, CT 06120

Database America
Compilation Department
100 Paragon Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645-0419

TRW (I think they are now called Experian)
Attn: Marketing Services
901 N. International Pkwy
Richardson, TX 75081

PO Box 740123
Atlanta, GA 30374-0123

Diners’ Club/Carte Blanche
Attn: Member Services
PO Box 5824
Denver, CO 80217

Phone Preference Service
c/o Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 9014
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9014

Myra Nissen

Jim McNelly wrote:
> Hi Greenyes list,
> Let me share a composters perspective on the issue of junk mail.
> The way I look at it, these lovely companies are very kind to send me
> periodic batches of free "worm bedding" disguised as junk mail. I simply
> take the unwanted mail, toss it into a trash can with other non recyclable
> paper, and later fill the can with water. I let it sit for a few days to
> get good and pulpy and then wheel it out to the worm bed and dump it in,
> forking the material around with table scraps and yard trimmings.
> The redworms love it.
> For those who worry about hazards in the inks, all the studies I have seen
> show that composting is the best way to remediate any residual hydrocarbons
> in the ink and that analyses of heavy metals show that mixed paper,
> including magazines and colored inserts, (other than gift-wrapping paper)
> is at background levels of heavy metals. Mixed paper and newsprint is
> actually lower in cadmium that green vegetables such as lettuce, spinach
> and kale. The major source of cadmium in the typical person is actually
> from tobacco leaves ingested by smoking.
> The worms are nature's bio-indicators and they are quick to let you know if
> there is a biohazard in their food. They obviously like it and thrive in
> paper products.
> Some people have Junk yard Dogs, I've got Junk Mail Worms.
> Jim~ McNelly
> The Compost Man
> Http://
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