Remove and discard

The Postal Service is again reminding employees about the proper handling of mail transport equipment (MTE) tags and labels.

The labels identify the destination for each mail container, which means a misplaced label can send the mail to the wrong destination.

Employees are responsible for removing all labels and tags from sacks, trays and tubs when they empty the mail. The Mail Transport Equipment Service Centers do not remove labels or processing tags from MTE.

Old tray labels must be thrown away, and any tags must be collected and reused. This is especially important this year, when the Postal Service will handle high volumes of election, political and census mailings.

“The small act of removing the tags and labels makes a lasting impression on our mailers when they receive clean, ready-to-use MTE for their organization’s mail,” USPS reported in Postal Bulletin’s March 12 edition. “Failing to remove these tags and labels inconveniences our customers and could lead to loss of brand loyalty or trust.”

The Postal Bulletin article has additional information.