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USPS promotes Mailbox Improvement Week

Postal Service customers are being asked to tidy up their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week.

The Postal Service is inviting customers to participate in Mailbox Improvement Week from May 17-23.

In line with spring cleaning, the annual campaign encourages customers on city, rural and contract delivery service routes to enhance the appearance of shabby mailboxes.

In addition to being physically appealing, tidy mailboxes help improve delivery and collection operations.

However, there are a few requirements.

For instance, all mailboxes must use delivery equipment approved by the Postmaster General. Boxes must also be fully operational, designed to protect the mail from weather, safe to use and large enough to support daily mail and package deliveries.

Postmasters must send Notice 209 to all rural and highway contract box delivery route customers to remind them of Mailbox Improvement Week. The notices can be ordered through eBuyPlus.

Postal Bulletin’s May 7 edition has more information.