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Post Office, collection box schedule announced

Retail Associate Edmer Papa serves a customer at the Lomita, CA, Post Office this year. USPS has announced Post Office and collection box hours for Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.

The Postal Service has announced holiday hours for Post Offices and blue collection boxes:

• Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Some Post Offices may have limited hours Tuesday, Dec. 24. Post Offices will be open regular business hours Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Blue boxes with final collection times before noon will not be affected by early closings Dec. 24. If a box has a final collection time after noon, its mail may be picked up earlier.

For mail pickup Dec. 24, customers should put their mail into blue boxes by noon regardless of the final collection time posted on the box.

Customers who have items to mail after the scheduled pickup times Dec. 24 should use the Find Locations feature to identify Post Offices that may be open late.

USPS is also reminding customers that blue boxes are not serviced Sundays.

• Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Post Offices nationwide will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, and Wednesday, Jan. 1. Blue collection boxes will not be serviced these days.

Post Offices will be open Thursday, Dec. 26, and Thursday, Jan. 2, with regular mail delivery on those dates.

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