What Location Factors are Used to Determine Where Collection Boxes® are Installed?

The number of street collection boxes installed, their location, and the frequency of collection service depend primarily on the mailing patterns and the volume of mail generated by the individual community. As these and other local conditions change, collection service is modified and adapted accordingly. For decisions on specific collection boxes, post offices will apply the applicable Postal Operations Manual guidance.

The United States Postal Service relies upon its postmasters to make the decision on where these boxes should be deployed as they are in the best position to review their use and value to the community. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Collection Boxes, please contact the postmaster of your local Post Office™.

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