A new service for Arlington residents who want to get rid of junk mail has prevented an estimated 36,000 pounds — or 18 tons — of waste from clogging area mailboxes.
“That’s anything from a catalog you may get from a department store, to credit card offers, to coupon mailers,” said Kristen Goldman, an environmental planner for the county.
Catalog Choice allows residents to opt out of unwanted mail by signing up with an account online where they can pick and choose what mail they receive from companies.
Before signing up, people are encouraged to hold on to at least some of their junk mail so they can find the sender's name on the Catalog Choice site.
Arlington launched the free program on Nov. 1. Anyone who receives mail in the county — at home or the office — can sign up.
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