Postal service may end door-to-door delivery

Postal service may end door-to-door delivery

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 06: A U.S. Postal service employee leaves the loading dock to deliver mail from the Los Feliz Post Office on February 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The U.S. Postal Service plans to end Saturday delivery of first-class mail by August, which could save the service $2 billion annually after losing nearly $16 billion last fiscal year. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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by CNN

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 1:29 PM

(CNN) -- Door-to-door mail delivery could be a thing of the past if House Republicans get their way.

It's part of a proposal to overhaul the U.S. Postal Service.

Under the plan, residents would pick up their mail from clusters of mail boxes located in their neighborhood.

Most apartment complexes and new communities already adopt this form of mail delivery, but the bill would require everyone to get mail from a curbside or cluster box.

Ending door-to-door delivery would save the cash-strapped postal service about $4.5 billion a year, but unions have said it's a bad idea and will be disruptive for the elderly and disabled.

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