Keep it clean

Woman opening mailbox

USPS wants customers to spruce up their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, an annual campaign that will be observed this year from Sunday, May 13-Saturday, May 19.

The Postal Service wants mailboxes to be fully operational, safe to use, conveniently located and large enough to support each customer’s daily mail and package volume.

Mailboxes that meet these requirements help delivery and collection operations, which improve service to the entire route, according to USPS.

Postmasters must send Notice 209, Mailbox Improvement Week, to all rural and highway contract box delivery route customers to remind them of the campaign. Notice 209 can be ordered through the eBuy2 system.

The Postal Bulletin’s May 10 edition has more information.