I have a post office box on campus and have had it since 2001. After introduction of package lockers, the trash bin filled up with the yellow half-sheets dispersed with codes to open the lockers.
I put out a box to collect the papers, and I give them to the Bunnell House Lab School for the children to use for art projects, but the paper waste is truly astronomical. In one day alone, I gathered a 2-inch stack. I think a full half-sheet of paper with a six-digit code on it is a little unreasonable.
With a Sustainability Office on campus, it seems to me that UAF favors sustainable ways to do things. In the digital age of “there’s an app for that,” why can’t post office users receive a text or an email with the package code on it? Think of the amount of paper that would be saved, and (wo)man power putting it into people’s boxes.
Also, that machine for purchasing postage is horrible, always broken, and not at all user-friendly. Bring back Pat!!!
Looking forward to your response.