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Mailbox Improvement Week is here

The annual campaign is held every May

A dark gray mailbox containing two packages and letters.
Mailboxes should be operational, weather resistant, safe to use, convenient and neat in appearance.

The Postal Service is encouraging customers to spruce up their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, which begins Sunday, May 19.

Mailboxes should be fully operational, able to protect mail from the weather, safe to use, conveniently located and neat in appearance.

They should also be large enough to support the customer’s daily mail and package volume — within allowable size limits — and be of a design approved by the postmaster general.

In addition to aiding the Postal Service, mailbox improvement adds to an area’s aesthetics.

USPS holds Mailbox Improvement Week each year during the third week of May.

Postal Bulletin’s May 2 edition has more information and detailed specifications.