Snow Removal and Mailbox Damage
Posted: December 17, 2020
One of the unintended consequences of any municipal snow removal program is mailbox damage. In most cases, damage to mailboxes results from snow being displaced from truck plows into the township right-of-way. The township plow drivers make every effort to avoid such damage, however, sometimes the impact on mailboxes is unavoidable.
Residents are advised that it is the policy of the township to not replace mailboxes damaged during the snow removal process.
To guard against mailbox damage, we ask that residents ensure proper mailbox placement within the township right-of-way. Mailboxes should not protrude beyond the curb line into the street as to prevent any damage from plows removing snow from township streets. The United States Postal Service has guidelines regarding mailbox placement.
Questions? Contact the Randolph Township Engineering Department at 973.989.7066.