Answers to Your Product Destruction Questions

A chalkboard with a box that reads "Answer" and another that reads "search"Do you have an office closet, basement, or storage room filled with old and outdated products? Wondering what to do with it all? If so, you’re a prime candidate for a product destruction service. In this blog, we answer several of our customers’ most frequently asked product destruction questions.

Q: What is a product destruction service?

A: A product destruction service enables secure, verifiable destruction of obsolete or discontinued products, recalled items, and outdated trademarked materials. Your product destruction provider transports these items in a GPS-tracked vehicle to a destruction plant for certified destruction.

Q: Why should I destroy products I no longer want?

A: Products with trademarks and logos are important corporate assets; if they fall into the wrong hands, it can seriously damage your brand. Destroying no-longer-wanted products limits your company’s liability, prevents proprietary information from being exposed, and protects your business from reputational harm. Plus, destroying obsolete products reduces storage constraints within your facility and makes room for new inventory.

Q: Is product destruction required by law?

A: Federal laws require businesses to destroy items that contain sensitive personal or medical information. If your company’s product compromises someone’s privacy, your company can be held liable and fined. To avoid non-compliance penalties, you should always destroy obsolete or no-longer-wanted products.

Q: How often are my products destroyed with a product destruction service?

A: With the right product destruction company, you can choose bulk or scheduled destruction of your products.

Q: What security measures are taken during the destruction of my products?

A: Only background-screened and trained shredding technicians should destroy your products. They follow strict chain of custody protocols throughout the collection, transfer, and destruction process.

Q: How do I know my products were destroyed in the appropriate manner?

A: A Certificate of Destruction noting the date of destruction is issued upon completion of your project destruction project. For additional verification, ask your destruction provider about witnessing the destruction process firsthand.

If you have a question about product destruction that we haven’t answered here, please call us at 615-242-9600 or complete the form on this page. We’re always happy to help!

Richards & Richards offers NAID AAA Certified shredding services for businesses throughout Nashville.

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