A Great Way To Build Business. – Just Ask The Railroads

Things That Will Soon Disappear Forever

Your Neighborhood Mail Collection Box


The amount of mail people are sending is plummeting, down 57% from 2004 to 2015 for stamped first-class pieces. So, around the country, the U.S. Postal Service has been cutting back on those iconic blue collection boxes. The number has fallen by more than half since the mid 1980s. Since it costs time and fuel for mail carriers to stop by each one, the USPS monitors usage and pulls out boxes that don’t see enough traffic.

Some boxes will find new homes in places with greater foot traffic, such as shopping centers, public transit stops and grocery stores. But on a quiet corner at the end of your street? Better dump all your holiday cards and summer-camp mail in them, or prepare to say goodbye.

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2 thoughts on “A Great Way To Build Business. – Just Ask The Railroads

  1. Scott says:

    I’m 79 and I’ve seen a few changes. When I was a kid during World War II mail was delivered to our house about 10 am and again at 2 pm. A five cent stamp would get a letter from Kansas City to NYC in 24 hours. But when the war was over and Ike became president he took the mail service away from the railroads and put it on his new Interstate highways. Both the postal service and railroads have never been the same since.


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