May 18, 2021

Mailbox Improvement Week

Mailbox full of packages and mail

MINNESOTA — As our customers tend to their spring lawns and plant their flowers, we encourage them to add another item on their spring to-do list—the mailbox. Each year, the Postal Service designates the third full week of May as “Mailbox Improvement Week” to encourage customers to examine and, where necessary, improve the appearance of their mailboxes. Neat, sturdy and attractive mailboxes make a significant contribution to the appearance of the streets and homes. Mailbox Improvement Week calls attention to the need for providing mailboxes that are:

  • Approved by the Postmaster General.
  • Fully operational.
  • Designed to protect the mail from weather.
  • Safe to use.
  • Conveniently located.
  • Neat in appearance.
  • Large enough within allowable size limits to support the customer’s daily mail and package volume.

Mailboxes designed to meet these important requirements help delivery and collection operations while improving service to the entire neighborhood.

For more information about replacing your mailbox, go to

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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