This equipment is essential in accepting, sorting and moving mail within the processing network and is expensive to replace. Customers can help by conducting audits to locate misplaced, forgotten, misused or excessive equipment.
“The Postal Service invested $120 million this fiscal year to restore equipment inventories to healthy levels for the fall mailing season. That is more than twice our investment last year,” said Milwaukee Postmaster Paul Nistler. “We are in a financial crisis and simply cannot afford this type of unnecessary expense.”
Anyone possessing Postal Service mail transport equipment is strongly encouraged to return it.
Small amounts of equipment can be dropped off at local Post Offices or nearby mail processing and distribution centers. Arrangements can also be made for the Postal Service to pick up large amounts of equipment and/or pallets by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Equipment Pickup Request” in the subject line. The message should include the company name, address where the equipment is located, type of mail transport equipment, quantity, and contact name and phone number.