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Mailbox Improvement Week Arrives in Time for Spring Cleaning

 

May 23, 2019



The U.S. Postal Service is asking all Belleville and New Glarus homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, May 19–25, say Postmasters Julie Williams and Ann Marty.

“Repairing suburban and rural mailboxes improves the appearance of our community and makes delivering and receiving mail safer for our carriers and customers,” says Marty.

The Postal Service makes this annual request because of the wear and tear that occurs to mailboxes every year.

“This is especially important after the effects of last winter,” adds Williams.

Some of the typical activities homeowners may need to do include: 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.

“If a homeowner plans to install a new mailbox or replace a worn one, he or she must use only Postal Service-approved traditional, contemporary or locking full/limited service mailboxes,” said Marty. “Customers must be careful when purchasing curbside mail receptacles because the use of unapproved boxes is prohibited. Customers may use a custom-built mailbox, but they must consult with my office to ensure it conforms to guidelines applying to flag, size, strength and quality of construction.”

For more information on the use of names or numbers on mailboxes, or answers to any other questions, contact your local Post Office directly.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

 
 

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