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Old 05-15-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Is there a way to stop people from putting flyers on my mailbox?
While I don't mind getting one or two per week, lately it's been crazy. 4 flyers when I got home Thursday. And what really upsets me - last week one of the flyers stuck to the metal of the mailbox, so now I'll have to sand and paint it.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:56 AM
 
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Let me guess: They are cleaning services and/or landscapers, right? SO frustrating. I want to report them all for mail fraud.

You can report them to the post office, as the have the following law on their books

"1.3Use for Mail

Except under 2.11, the receptacles described in 1.1 may be used only for matter bearing postage. Other than as permitted by 2.10 or 2.11, no part of a mail receptacle may be used to deliver any matter not bearing postage, including items or matter placed upon, supported by, attached to, hung from, or inserted into a mail receptacle. Any mailable matter not bearing postage and found as described above is subject to the same postage as would be paid if it were carried by mail."
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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As annoying as that is, it is even worse when these solicitors decide to walk right onto your property to leave a flyer wedged into the front door. And it is even worse when, instead of walking up the sidewalk or driveway to the front door of each house on the street, they save some time by cutting across your garden or lawn to go from house to house. I know they are just looking for work, but the total lack of respect for people's property annoys me to no end, especially when the lawn's just been reseeded. I believe there is some information on the Fairfax County Police website about how to report unlicensed solicitors.

And don't get me started on those idiots who deliver the unasked-for Examiner newspaper. It took about six phone calls to their circulation desk, and finally a letter to the publisher, to get them to stop randomly tossing a copy of that rag (no self-respecting dead fish would let itself be wrapped in the Examiner) into my driveway.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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I hate any of those fliers and freebie newspapers. There is no way to stop them if you go out of town and they just pile up. You can do everything in the world to make it look like someone is at home with timers, holding your mail and subscribed newspapers... but those fliers and freebies ruin it. And the bags the freebie papers come in aren't even good enough to pick up dog poo... they are thin and have holes in them.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Ugh, I hate it also when you come out of a shopping center (or even work) and there are tons of flyers under your windshield wipers. Really? That irks me. Also as ICS67 said, having the flyers wedged in your front door or door handle. Cutting across the lawn makes me want to explode, trampling on our just mowed grass and tracking the scraps all over our porch - that happened to us in March! So disrespectful.
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