Are you in search of a convenient way to send mail in the Bronx, New York? If so, you may be wondering if there are any drop-off boxes located outside of post offices in the area. The good news is that there are several post offices and collection boxes available in the Bronx. The United States Postal Service (USPS) has confirmed that there are no plans to remove any of the collection boxes in the area. Moreover, no collection boxes have been taken away without prior notice.
Mailbox fishing, a form of mail theft, started in the Bronx about three years ago and has since spread to other districts. The USPS has already begun installing new mailboxes in all five counties; in Queens, 40 percent of street mailboxes are new. In a statement, the USPS acknowledged the worry caused by the removal of mailboxes. However, they noted that moving collection boxes may be part of routine maintenance.
Postal officials also suggest that the only surefire way to make sure that your mail doesn't end up in the wrong hands is to leave letters and packages at the post office. Members of the postal workers union have reported that some mailboxes have been taken away from certain locations in the Bronx. Additionally, they have noted that mail is piling up at some post offices. Fortunately, there are still 796 USPS pick-up boxes and post offices available to the public in the Bronx.