Blue collection boxes

143,000

collection boxes

If the more than 143,000 blue collection boxes currently in use by the Postal Service were placed side-by-side, they would stretch for 59 miles.

* | Tags: Size & Scope USPS Fact #536 | February 7, 2019

About those blue collection boxes…

They weren’t always blue. Before standardization in 1971, they could have been green, red, white or other colors.