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Easy ways you can save money and help the environment

Green packaging

Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express supplies are free and can be delivered at no charge. Order from the Post Office that’s always open 24 hours a day, usps.com.

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Green postage

Find a large assortment of stamps and recyclable, recycled content, customized cards at the Postal Store and card store.

Priority Mail shipping box

Green shipping

Save fuel by going online to order free shipping supplies, print shipping labels and pay for postage all right from your computer. The Postal Service will pick up packages free the next business day and send them on their way. See how skipping the trip to the Post Office saves time, money and fuel with our online calculator.

Green delivery

The Postal Service has one of the largest civilian fleet in the world — 227,000 vehicles. Among them are vehicles that can operate on compressed natural gas, propane, ethanol, and fuel cells. We also have 30 large all-electric trucks delivering mail in the Manhattan area.

Person using lobby recycling bin

Recycling

The Postal Service has made recycling a priority. Secure recycle bins in more than 10,000 Post Office lobbies make it easy for customers to recycle their PO Box mail, helping customers divert tons of paper from landfills. We recycle close to 300,000 tons each year of wastepaper, cardboard, cans, plastics, and other materials nationwide through our nationwide recycling and waste prevention programs.