Mail and Shipping

US Postal Service

Business related mail may be sent from both the Trout Lake Station and the Hasler Laboratory.  Specific accounts are not required, all the grants support the mailing services.  Leave the mail in the specified location for office staff to affix postage and send.  The CFL postage funds may NOT be used for personal mail--please mail that on your own.

  • Hasler Lab:  Stamps are available in Kelly's office (room 206). She will take care of mailing with correct postage.
  • Trout Lake Station:  Stamps are available in the main station office, speak with Pam Fashingbauer.

**NOTE** USPS packages over 13 ounces MUST be hand carried to a US Post Office.  We cannot place them in our mailbox for pick up.  We can affix the postage necessary, however, these must be hand carried and delivered to USPS personnel at the service counter.  Office staff may ask you to help with this task by delivering your packages once they are ready to post.

Commercial Package Services

Madison/Hasler Lab

The UW-Madison Campus has a contract with UPS and FedEx for shipping services at reduced rates. All package shipping must be paid for by a specific funding number (generally a specific grant).  See Carol Jenkins-Espinosa or Kelly O'Ferrell regarding shipping (or Alyssa Luckey Winters or Marilyn Larsen in the absence of the others).
Prior to shipping:
  • Package any materials to be shipped.  See Carol or Kelly for packaging materials.
  • Have the recipient's name, STREET address, and phone number available to give to Carol or Kelly. We cannot use a post office box for commercial shipping.
  • Let Carol or Kelly know the contents.  **Note** liquids and hazardous materials must be shipped using special practices.  We must know what the package contains.
  • Provide the name of the project to be billed for the shipping service.

Shipping of Hazardous Materials

Preserved samples, radio-active isotopes, and any sort of chemicals can ultimately be shipped, HOWEVER, these must be shipped through the Campus Safety Department to insure that we are in compliance with federal and international regulations.  Work with them well in advance of collecting the samples so you can insure that the whole process results in materials that are both meaningful to your research and able to be shipped where needed.

The UW-Madison Department of Environmental Health and Safety has procedures in place for all your hazardous materials needs:
UW-Madison Dept. of Environment, Health & Safety

UW-Madison EHS Chemical Shipping Info

For comments or suggestions regarding this page, contact Kelly O'Ferrell or Carol Jenkins-Espinosa