Post Office Wants Its Tubs, Pallets Back

CHICAGO (CBS) — The U.S. Postal Service says, if you’ve got mail tubs or pallets that you shouldn’t have, please bring them back, no questions asked.

Post offices use them to store and sort mail, but much to the Postal Service’s disappointment, people have found a lot of uses for post office tubs and pallets, too.

Many people use them to haul things or to store things in.

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Post offices give the tubs to some businesses, but then they sometimes find their way into people’s homes.

Chicago Post Office spokesman Mark Reynolds said that in the Chicago area alone, “Probably in the thousands, once you add everything up.”

Reynolds says the post office has a two-week amnesty period: Bring the tubs and pallets back now, no questions asked.

“It make seem like your one or two pieces or your little stack here isn’t going to hurt a company as big as the Postal Service, but it does cost us money to replace it, because we are continually using that equipment,” he said.

Reynolds says it costs the Postal Service $50 million a year to replace the equipment nationwide.

  • Homeless Down At The River

    If I give the pallets back, I wont have shelter from the winter winds. Try delivering the mail that you are paid to deliver, on time, everyday. After decades of waisting huge amounts of cash, now that USPS is broke beyond broke, now they watch the pennies. We are the USPS and we dont care, we dont have to. We have your check book, so send us those pallets and tubs, or else!!!!!.

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