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Waste Avoidance and Reduction
Free "no junk mail" stickers
To stop unsolicited advertising mail being delivered to your house, the Distribution Standards Board (DSB) will provide a free reflective 'No Advertising Material' sticker to put on your letterbox. Just send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
PO BOX 6252
KARINGAL VIC 3199
The DSB is the self-regulatory arm of the Australian Catalogue Association and maintains a database of all known addresses that display a restrictive sign on their letterbox. They also provide a hotline to report illegal or irresponsible distribution practices. It is 1800 676 136.
View catalogues online
If you want to avoid junk mail but are still interested in viewing the catalogues outlining specials at some of your favourite stores, you can view all junk mail online or sign up for catalogues to be sent directly to your email inbox.
Stop receiving phone directories
Sensis is Telstra's information and advertising arm responsible for the production and distribution of directories and local search services such as Yellow Pages ® and White Pages ® across Australia. These printed directories are automatically delivered to each premise annually but if you don't want to receive them, contact Sensis on 1800 008 292 to stop the delivery.
Gold Coast Freecycle Network™
The Freecycle Network™ is a worldwide network made up of 4877 groups with 6.9 million members across the world. It's a grassroots and non-profit movement giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. This keeps these items out of landfill.
Membership to the Gold Coast Freecycle group is free, and everything posted must be completely free, legal and appropriate for all ages. To view items being given away or sought on the Gold Coast, you must be a member of the local group and can join here.
Local Charitable Organisations
Local charity ‘op shops’ sell second-hand clothes and other items to the public to raise funds for their charity. Many accept clean, good quality items suitable for resale or distribution to people in need. They are also a great place to pick up a bargain and do your bit to help close the recycling loop.
Click here for a list of local charitable organisations on the Gold Coast.
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