What’s in the mail?

Most neighbourhoods in Newmarket and communities across Canada by 2015 were converted to community mail boxes and for the most part Canada Post has improved their delivery service and maintenance of the boxes including snow removal and updating the boxes. 


One concern I continue to receive is the overload of flyers and advertising mail.  The receipt of unaddressed advertising mail is a service offered by Canada Post that can be cancelled.  To stop getting unaddressed advertising, simply put a note on your mailbox stating that you do not wish to receive Canada Post Neighbourhood Mail. Place the note in or on your mailbox, or on the inside lip of your community mailbox, group mailbox or postal box.


When you request to stop receiving unaddressed advertising this request, will stop delivering most unaddressed advertising material, such as:

Retail flyers and restaurant menus
Free product samples and coupons
Unaddressed magazines and store catalogues
Notices from non-profit organizations
Offers from banking institutions and telecommunication service

You will continue to receive the following material from Canada Post:

Community newspapers
Mailings in the public (as opposed to commercial) interest from government departments/agencies at federal, provincial, territorial, municipal levels and band councils
Materials from Elections Canada, provincial/territorial chief electoral officers and municipal election officials (or the deputy returning officer), including material from political parties and electoral candidates during an election
Any addressed mail, including addressed advertising materials

If you continue to receive advertising mail send a note to Canada Post with this link and they will follow up with your mail carrier.   https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/kb/details.page?article=how_to_stop_receivin&cattype=kb&cat=receiving&subcat=maildelivery

Sometimes neigbourhoods place a blue box next to the Community Boxes, the idea is thoughtful in an effort to ensure our neighbourhoods stay clean and we encourage recycling. However GFL will likely not pick up this box and it would be even better for our environment to reduce the amount to be recycled by requesting you stop receiving it all together. GIVE IT A TRY. If you change your mind you can simply contact Canada Post customer service at 1-866-607-6301 and request the restart of advertising mail delivery to your address.


By working together, sharing information, ideas and being engaged in our community we can achieve great things for Newmarket.

Kelly BroomeComment