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Is your mailbox overflowing with catalogs, sales ads and prize offers which you never requested? Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful has provided some tips from the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.

Remove yourself from most national mailing lists by contacting the Direct Marketing Association#s (DMA) Mail Preference Service at P.O. Box 9008, Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008. Companies that do not participate in the DMA program must be contacted directly.

To have your name removed from the major nationwide sweepstakes mailers, contact the following:

# Publishers Clearinghouse: 101 Channel Dr., Port Washington, NY 11050. (800) 645-9242.

# Readers Digest: Readers Digest Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570. (800) 234-9000.

# American Family Publishers: P.O. Box 6200, Tampa, FL 33662. (800) 237-2400.

When you buy a product, don#t fill out the product registration card.

For more information on reducing junk mail or for more information on Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, call (770) 822-5187 or visit www.gwinnettcb.org .