Jan. 15, 2021

Postal Service temporarily removes collection boxes, closes some Post Offices early due to possible civil event

Temporary action the result of precautionary security measures

PORTLAND — Postal customers in certain locations will see some security preparations are taken for the potential upcoming civil events.

USPS blue collection boxes at 16 locations in Portland and Salem will be temporarily removed as a security measure to protect the mail and the public. A full list can be found here:  https://about.usps.com/newsroom/local-releases/ca/2021/westpac-collection-box-removal.xlsx

These are temporary measures to protect postal property, employees and the public.

Customers may find the nearest collection boxes in service or post office location on the USPS website at:   https://tools.usps.com/find-location.htm

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. Customers may go online to usps.com or call 1-800-ASK-USPS for information about specific Post Offices.



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