In Canada, a red dot on your PO box = no junk mail

A small town newspaper in Ontario offers this tip for Canada Post customers:

Canada Post will not put (junk) mail in your box if you request a red dot.  This dot is placed at the interior of the post office for the sorters to see.  I have had said dot for years and have greatly reduced my household waste.

On its web site, Canada Post say the service is available at residential boxes as well:

To stop getting unaddressed advertising, simply put a note on your mailbox stating that you do not wish to receive Canada Post Neighbourhood Mail™(formerly Unaddressed Admail). Place the note in or on your mailbox, or on the inside lip of your community mailbox, group mailbox or postal box.

The service applies only to mail not personally addressed to the customer.

Source: Red dot at post office = no junk mail | The Millstone

  • hassam el-amin

    And in America, companies PAY to have advertising mail delivered to your mailbox. Don’t want it, toss it in the recycle bin or contact the company.

  • CanadaFirst

    This is Canada. We do things differently than Murricans.

  • XY &Z

    Yeah, lets just keep cutting trees and printing junk mail so people can throw it out without reading it. Recycling programs or not it’s a waste of time to deal with it if you don’t want it and it’s a waste for the advertisers to print it if people aren’t reading it.