6 USPS Supplying Practices Process Step 6: End of Life

6-1 Dispose

The Postal Service recognizes that assets will eventually no longer bring value to the business and will need to be disposed of. Disposal addresses the methods that will be used to get rid of Postal Service assets, either internally or externally through redistribution or placement.

Disposal is critical to USPS Supplying Practices Process Step 6: End of Life, because it can pose significant economic and social risks to the Postal Service. These risks arise from several sources, among which are:

In spite of these risks, assets (especially physical assets) can still offer value from trade-in, resale, donation, or relocation of the asset within the Postal Service to where it will provide the most benefit for service use. The Postal Service environmental policy, as stated in the applicable AS series Handbooks, must be incorporated into procedures governing material redistribution, recycling, and disposal.