The USPS is now offering a services where a mailer may select to have deliverable first class mail destroyed securely by the USPS instead of being returned to sender. This new services by the USPS allows mail with personalized information that cannot be delivered to be sustainable and securely destroyed. Instructions for the USPS to destroy mail pieces in incoded in the barcode of the mail piece and will ensure that returned mail is destroyed instead of returned to the sender.
This service is helpful for information that contains sensitive data and allows mailers to ensure that either the piece is delivered as addressed or destroyed if the USPS is unable to deliver to the address on the mail piece.
There are no additional postage fees for this service but there is some additional work involved to set everything up correctly and monitor the destruction. Please contact us to learn more.