Get rid of those catalogs!
Recently, I've been calling each company that sends me a catalog to ask them to take me off of their list as soon after checking the mail as possible. Thanks to the Ecology Center's new project, I may no longer have to do that!
The Ecology Project has launched a great free service in its beta form called Catalog Choice. The mission of Catalog Choice is to reduce the number of repeat and unsolicited catalog mailings, and to promote the adoption of sustainable industry best practices. They aim to accomplish this by freely providing the Catalog Choice services to both consumers and businesses. Consumers can indicate which catalogs they no longer wish to receive, and businesses can receive a list of consumers no longer wanting to receive their catalogs.
FYI: you will need your customer number (usually available right next to your address on the catalog) to confirm discontinuing each catalog.