The U.S. Post Office has designated May 21-27 as Mailbox Improvement Week to encourage customers to examine and, where necessary, improve the appearance of their mailboxes. This week calls attention to the need for providing mailboxes that are:
- Approved by the Postmaster General.
- Designed to protect the mail from weather.
- Safe to use.
- Conveniently located.
- Neat in appearance.
Mailboxes that meet these five important requirements help delivery and collection operations. There are three approved styles of curbside mailboxes:
- Traditional design (see Exhibit A).
- Contemporary design (see Exhibit B).
- Locked, full, or limited service.
Click here to learn more about approved mailbox designs.