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Seriously heavy junk mail

By s-s-a 2 November 2011 25

We don’t usually receive junk mail, but did this morning compliments of whichever delivery person ignored the sticker on our letter box.

This is a sin I’m willing to forgive, but the thing that has prompted me to write is that this week’s collection of catalogues weighs just 35g short of 1kg. Which came as a bit of a shock.

A kilo of paper for say half the households in Canberra every week between now and Christmas is 480 TONS of paper that has to be manufactured, printed, transported and disposed of. And that’s just the two months before Christmas this year!

It kind of puts the plastic bag ban into context doesn’t it…

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FraggleWrangler 8:02 pm 04 Nov 11

I have the same problem, Every week, a mountain of junk mail is dumped in my mail box right on top of the No Junk Mail sign. I really want to sit on my doorstep just so I can catch the idiot delivering the mail and ‘return’ his mail to where the sun don’t shine.

The biggest problem is I’m going away for a holiday, don’t have anyone to collect my mail, and am rather pissed off that despite paying Australia Post to stop my mail, I’ll still have a great big pile of junk mail signalling to every burgler in the suburb that I’m away.

I’m wondering if I came back to a ransacked house whether I could sue the junk mail company.

bugmenot 2:56 pm 04 Nov 11

ANUstudent27 said :

I used to know a postal worker and he said he got in trouble for not putting the junk mail in the boxes with stickers. I guess its because there is no legal obligation to follow the sticker however they probably have a legal obligation to their paying customers (the junk mail creators). We have a sticker and still receive it, such a waste of resources. My friend ended up getting so mad over it he quit.

Was your friend partly mistaken?

In our area, Auspost was contracted for some junkmail deliveries. The postie(s?) ignored (out of laziness?) the stickers too. A few complaints were lodged and the problem was solved.

The webform for it is here:
http://contactus.auspost.com.au/

ANUstudent27 10:09 am 04 Nov 11

I used to know a postal worker and he said he got in trouble for not putting the junk mail in the boxes with stickers. I guess its because there is no legal obligation to follow the sticker however they probably have a legal obligation to their paying customers (the junk mail creators). We have a sticker and still receive it, such a waste of resources. My friend ended up getting so mad over it he quit.

Henry82 9:41 pm 03 Nov 11

I-filed said :

Catalogues are dropped off under trees all over the place by the boss, then the deliverers pick them up bit by bit and deliver them. e.g. Corroborree Park has a “drop-off tree” diagonally opposite the old Guides hall.

This was months of papers, thrown behind a garage. Not waiting for distribution. I have a distribution point near my house, the papers are bundled in plastic straps and disappear after a few days

I-filed 8:11 pm 03 Nov 11

Henry82 said :

dorrie said :

I spotted a huge pile of catalogues under a tree near my mum’s house..Someone is getting paid to deliver these but obviously isn’t doing the job ! I wonder if his ‘boss’ knows…

If they’re all from coles or similar, give the “customer care” line a call. We had the same issue with a mound of papers (literally hundreds of kilos worth). They went around, cleaned it up and promised it would not happen again.

Catalogues are dropped off under trees all over the place by the boss, then the deliverers pick them up bit by bit and deliver them. e.g. Corroborree Park has a “drop-off tree” diagonally opposite the old Guides hall.

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