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  • USPS Brings Paper Recycling to Post Office Lobbies

    Posted on March 16th, 2009 admin No comments

    The United States’ Postal Service is expanding its Post Office Box Lobby Recycling program to 1,844 new sites, bringing the total of participating post offices to more than 5,900. The program builds on the success of similar programs that have been ongoing in the northeast part of the United States for more than 10 years.

    Secure recycling bins are placed in Post Office lobbies. All bins are locked with a key and the opening is slim – about the width of a news magazine. PO Box customers are encouraged to remove and open their mail, take whatever action is necessary, and place the rest of their mail into the bin.

    This program has been thoroughly tested and presents no risk to mail security or customer privacy and does not effect postal operations or costs, according to Sam Pulcrano, vice president, Sustainability.

    “The message today is simple. Mail is recyclable,” Pulcrano said. “We are committed to helping consumers ‘go green’ through a comprehensive approach to mail production, delivery and recycling that helps create a sustainable future for generations to come.”



    One response to “USPS Brings Paper Recycling to Post Office Lobbies”

    1. Hello,

      I am wondering if the USPS will offer another ‘shredding day’ in 2013. We would be very interested in partaking, if it happens.

      Thank You,

      A. Wentz

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