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Who is responsible for removing old unused newspaper boxes?

Pam Sander

Q. Who is responsible for the removal of old unused and unsightly newspaper boxes? Is it the StarNews or the property owner?

A. According to Kathy Tolley, the single-copy circulation manager at the StarNews, it depends on what kind of box.

If it’s a small “box” (tube) by the road designed to hold a home delivery paper, the property owner is free to take it down and dispose of it, according to Jim Miller of our subscription distribution management team.

If it’s a “box” designed to hold multiple copies for resale — we call them “newspaper racks” — the StarNews can usually get them removed within two or three days of being notified. We try not to leave any unused racks out in the field.

Let us know by calling the StarNews Circulation Department at 343-2391.


Why have many of the StarNews newspaper racks disappeared?

Will the StarNews begin delivering papers to homes in Columbus County again?


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