Surrey Reuses
Recyclopedia: Junk Mail

Junk Mail

While all junk mail is now recyclable within your municipal curbside program or at recycling depots as mixed waste paper, the best thing to do is stop it at the source. There are two types of junk mail: addressed and unaddressed. You can stop a lot of addressed junk mail by registering for the Canadian Marketing Association’s Do Not Contact Service. You can register for the service online at

Most local distributors of unaddressed junk mail, such as flyers, will respect a “No Junk Mail” sign on your mailbox. Canada Post, the largest distributor of junk mail, recently changed their policy of ignoring these signs and will now abide by customers requests to refuse junk mail.

Disposal Options:

Recycling Council of BC
Recycling Hotline

(604) 732-9253