USPS is Asking People to Install New Jumbo Mailboxes

WKRC - May 29, 2024 6:38 am

Ponca City Post Office

The U.S. Postal Service asked people to consider upgrading their mailboxes to one of the “newer larger capacity boxes.”

Every year the postal service encourages customers with mailboxes to consider making some upgrades. It is called the Mailbox Improvement Week and happens the third week of May.

“Today’s newer mailboxes are wider and taller to accommodate delivery of items you’ve ordered online and reduce the need for notices left and trips to the Post Office to retrieve a package,” said USPS.

Other requests the USPS made this year were:

  • Replacing loose hinges on a mailbox door
  • Repainting a mailbox that may have rusted or has started to peel
  • Remounting a loosened mailbox post
  • Replacing or adding house numbers

The USPS recommended customers install mailboxes three and a half to four feet tall from the road surface.

USPS is asking people to install new jumbo mailboxes photo 2

Generally, customers should install mailboxes with the bottom of the mailbox at a vertical height of between 3 1/2 to 4 feet from the road surface. However, because of varying road and curb conditions and other factors, the Postal Service recommends that customers contact the postmaster or carrier before erecting or replacing mailboxes and supports. Mailboxes at the curb should be placed so the carrier can safely and conveniently serve them without leaving the vehicle. Customers must remove obstructions, including vehicles, trash cans, and snow, that impede efficient delivery.

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