Police said the worker threw away the mail from northwest Long View last week.
Officers climbed into the dumpster to retrieve the mail, which included bank and financial statements along with birthday cards.
Channel 9’s Dave Faherty spoke with officers, who showed him images of the mail they found in the dumpster.
Alan Bumgarner works at the rec center and told Channel 9 he spotted the discarded mail while throwing away some trash.
He said he checked the center’s surveillance cameras and that’s when he spotted the postal worker dumping the mail.
“I could not believe it. It was beyond words. Knowing it was mail that was suppose to be delivered,” said Bumgarner.
In the video footage officials released Monday, the postal truck can be seen pulling up to the dumpster, but because it’s still an active investigation they have not released the full video.