Join FunTrivia for Free: Hourly trivia games, quizzes, community, and more!
Fun Trivia
Ask FunTrivia: Questions and Answers
Answers to 100,000 Fascinating Questions
Welcome to FunTrivia's Question & Answer forum!

Search All Questions

Please cite any factual claims with citation links or references from authoritative sources. Editors continuously recheck submissions and claims.

Archived Questions

Goto Qn #

In the United States, what is the difference between blue and green mailboxes?

Question #117849. Asked by star_gazer.
Last updated Aug 06 2021.

Datsmeharse star
Answer has 5 votes
Currently Best Answer
Datsmeharse star
15 year member
855 replies avatar

Answer has 5 votes.

Currently voted the best answer.
The blue box is the normal collection box for the public. The green box is the drop box, or relay box that a walking letter carrier will use to leave their picked up mail and packages obtained mid-route for another carrier to collect; it also may store some extra forms, extra bags etc. It's for internal use only and saves the carrier form lugging around too much.

Another answer to this is that originally all U.S. mailboxes were green, then later they changed to red and blue combined, then to mostly blue as they are today.

Response last updated by gtho4 on Aug 06 2021.
Sep 28 2010, 9:28 PM
free email trivia FREE! Get a new mixed Fun Trivia quiz each day in your email. It's a fun way to start your day!

arrow Your Email Address:

Sign in or Create Free User ID to participate in the discussion