What does green tape on mailbox mean?

“The stickers are to aid contractors in providing the proper delivery to their home delivery subscribers,” Cole says. “We get very few complaints on them or questions concerning them. Most subscribers realize why the contractors use them.

Why is there an orange sticker on my mailbox?

To help keep mail carriers safe from dogs, a new initiative was started by a carrier in Corfu, and has expanded to Buffalo and other parts of the U.S. If a house has a dog that could be problematic, it gets an orange sticker. The house before it gets a yellow sticker as a warning that a dog is next door.

Can I decorate my mailbox?

According to USPS rule 3.2. 4: Decorative art and devices can be attached to the exterior of approved mailbox designs provided they do not interfere with mail delivery or present a safety hazard.

Do mailbox flags have to be red?

The mailbox may be any color. The carrier signal flag can be any color except any shade of green, brown, white, yellow or blue. The preferred flag color is fluorescent orange. Also, the flag color must present a clear contrast with predominant color of the mailbox.

What does yellow tape on mailbox mean?

An orange dog paw sticker means a dog lives at the home and a yellow sticker lets the postal worker know a dog is at the next house.

Why is there a barcode in my mailbox?

A barcode is a series of long and short bars that represent ZIP Codes, ZIP+4 codes, and delivery addresses. The Postal Service uses automated equipment that reads the barcode to process and sort mail. At the Postal Service, the barcode tells us where to deliver your mail.

What does a red reflector on a mailbox mean?

2 Most Likely Answer: Newspaper Delivery Since most newspaper delivery is done in the early morning hours, seeing the reflective dots can help remind deliverers when a customer gets the paper or if special sections should be inserted.