. A ultraviolet light mailbox comprising:
a housing defining an interior and an open end, said interior coated with a non-corrosion material;
a door having an inner and an outer surface, said door pivotally attached to said open end of said housing;
at least one ultraviolet lamp powered by a remotely located low voltage ballast, said lamp positioned in said interior providing a wavelength capable of germicidal destruction;
a switch having a timer electrically coupled to said ultraviolet lamp and coupled to said door, said switch movable by said door for placing said ultraviolet lamp between an on position wherein said timer operates for about 60 seconds when said door covers the open end, and an off position when said door is pivoted to allow access to the interior of said housing;
whereby mail placed within said interior of said housing is subject to ultraviolet light when said door is placed in a position to cover said open end.