Free postage to mail eyeglasses to the Texas Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
The USPS Publication 347 dated October 2015 spells out how to mail glasses for recycling to:
Texas Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
2550 Flynt Ave.
Midland, TX 79701
The publication states that individuals and noncommercial organizations which serve eligible persons (i.e. those who require glasses). No advertising is allowed.
The box or envelope must NOT be sealed. The boxes must have the words “FREE MATTER FOR THE BLIND OR HANDICAPPED” in the upper right corner of the address side of the envelope or parcel where postage is normally placed. The words may be printed, rubber stamped or handwritten. Attached you will find a Word document which may be printed and used.
The mail is not considered a specific class of mail. If you wish to insure the item, you may pay the required insurance fee.
The Postmaster at my Post Office says they will accept boxes up to the size of a Banker’s box or the size of the box that comes with 10 reams of paper. I have found the 10 ream paper box weighs about 20 pounds when full of eyeglasses.
You may use the form on the following page or cut off the bottom of this page to use as the required label.
FREE MATTER FOR THE BLIND OR HANDICAPPED