Are You (Accidentally) Holding Stolen Property from the Post Office?

Do you by chance have a white plastic bin that you procured from a Post Office? They look like this:

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It turns out that the theft and unlawful use of mail equipment costs the Post Office more than $50 million annually (per the Sacramento Bee).  Every plastic tub costs the Post Office $4, and the wooden pallet skids cost a whopping $16 each (per The Consumerist)!  As those of us who have worked in offices know, those items tend to stick around and get re-used.

Just be aware that using an official USPS bin for storage or convenience is ILLEGAL — if you or your office receives equipment like this, you’re supposed to give it back to your carrier the next day.

This message is brought to you by Goin’ Postal Tallahassee, your one-stop shop for USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL mailing services.  Give us a call at (850) 692-3130, visit us on the web at, or drive to our store at 5810 North Monroe Street, Suite 210A, Tallahassee, Florida, and we can help you package your items safely and cheaply!!!

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