Originally Posted by UpNorth
This has been discussed MANY times on this site. You can't LEGALLY put anything on any part of the mailbox. YOUR mailman might look the other way... however this is the law...
The USPS Domestic Mail Manual states that “no part of a mail receptacle may be used to deliver any matter not bearing postage, including items of matter placed upon, supported by, attached to, hung from, or inserted into a mail receptacle.” In other words, the mailbox may not be used for anything other than for pieces of mail with postage attached. The USPS Domestic Mail Manual goes on to states that it is a federal offense and there is a significant penalty for violating this law.
Just do a yahoo or google seach for "federal mailbox laws"
Thanks for the info.........as it is the law, but its kind of one that they (at least here) don't enforce to the "T". They will get on you if you put it in, but they don't bother to bad for just hanging on it. It really depends on the mood of the carrier and if it is just to cluttered they might. But you will get a warning letter first. I know my nephew got one once for putting his receipt in a customers box. The letter just stated about the law and also said that his company's name has now been recorded with post office for violation and if it happens again fines would be assessed.
So at your own rick I guess.