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In Denmark, the Danish Parliament recently passed the Postal Act. Among it's provisions, Section 7 of the Postal Act had new rules that essentially require householders to set up mailboxes on the edge of their properties that can be driven up to, rather than having letters and documents delivered to the door.
It also allows postal operators to refuse delivery of mail to those households that do not meet the new provisions of mailboxes at the street. Post Danmark is now sending out letters to 174,000 remaining households to warn that if they do not comply by the March 1st deadline, they could find their mail returned to sender.
The U.S. Postal Service has asked residents in some locations to voluntarily install curbside mailboxes to help the Postal Service save as much as $100 per house annually in delivery costs.
What do you think of curbside residential boxes? Should they be required if they can save money?