Mail Collection Boxes Decline By 12,000

From the OIG: “As the Postal Service adapts its collection infrastructure to meet customers’ needs at a reasonable cost, it has eliminated underused collection boxes that on average receive fewer than 25 pieces a day, and added collection boxes that are convenient for customers.

“To identify underused collection boxes the Postal Service uses density tests to determine the average volume of mail collected, including an annual national density test, which was last conducted over a 2-week period in August and September 2015.

“Nationally the number of collection boxes declined by more than 12,000 in the past 5 years …” Click to read full report.