I feel fortunate that I have the ability to recycle just about everything that comes through my front door. Everything from yard debris, some food scrapes, glass jars, aerosol cans and paper. However the plan of attack is to stop some of this stuff from making it through the front door to begin with. Direct mail marketing was one of my first jobs out of high school and I know first-hand that there are some jobs that depend on providing all kinds of information. However, if you too want to stop or slow down "junk mail" see if something in this link will help you. All I know, is when I've gone camping for a week... I get a bunch of paper stuff I'll never read.
Banish junk mail
Too, I get no less than five big telephone books. What a waste... I usually look stuff up online. Here's a link to opt out: Yellow Pages Goes Green
Just remember, in order for these to work you must supply your name/address. Decide if you're willing to provide that info.