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Subject: priority mail boxes
Date Posted: 8/11/2010 9:45 PM ET
Member Since: 3/23/2010
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I know it is a big no-no to use the free priority mail boxes or envelopes for media mail.  But what about recycling these?  I have some perfectly good boxes for mailing books, but they are the official white priority mail boxes with tons of "priority mail" stickers all over it.  Are they really not recyclable?

Date Posted: 8/11/2010 10:30 PM ET
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You can recycle them to send Priority mail, but not to send Media Mail.

Date Posted: 8/11/2010 10:57 PM ET
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You certainly can recycle them in any way you choose, EXCEPT to mail in other than by priority mail.  I have a lot of things stored in Priority mail boxes in my home. 

Date Posted: 8/12/2010 7:58 AM ET
Member Since: 3/23/2010
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Thanks for the info.

Date Posted: 8/12/2010 11:26 AM ET
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I had one arrive yesterday that had been wrapped in the PBS paper wrapper, but they'd used several Priority Mail stickers as tape on the inside layers.  You could clearly see them through the top paper of the wrapper (which they sealed in scotch tape.)  I'm pretty surprised that it made it that way, since the P.O. seems to be getting stricter about media mail.