Inside a Product Destruction Service

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Recycling is a great way to reduce waste and protect the environment, but it is not the right solution for everything. Branded products should never be recycled. Defective merchandise, old uniforms, and outdated products can find their way to the grey market, harming your brand and increasing your company’s liability exposure. A product destruction service offers secure, verifiable disposal of your products. In this blog, we offer an exclusive look inside a product destruction service.


Receiving a correct quote and timeframe for your product destruction project is essential. With the right product destruction company, a professional information destruction specialist analyzes the scope of your project and assesses the legal and regulatory factors that impact your business, before helping you schedule a convenient destruction date.


On the day of your scheduled project destruction project, a security-screened shredding and destruction technician arrives at your business. They collect your items with a secure chain of custody and transport them to the shredding plant in a locked, GPS-tracked vehicle.

Shredding Plant

A shredding plant is designed with security at the forefront to protect your privacy. The facility features a perimeter fence and comprehensive surveillance monitoring. Only pre-authorized, security-screened individuals are allowed entry to the shredding plant. Your products are fed into a state-of-the-art shredder and reduced to tiny particles. Based on your preference, you may witness the destruction of your items.

Post Destruction

A product destruction service offers verifiable destruction of obsolete or discontinued products, recalled merchandise, and outdated trademarked materials. After your project is completed, your product destruction provider issues a Certificate of Destruction. This document proves your compliance with state and federal regulations. Barcodes and SKU numbers can be added to the Certificate of Destruction for added audit compliance.

As you can see product destruction service protects your brand from theft and misuse by offering secure and efficient disposal of your unneeded materials.

Richards & Richards offers shredding and destruction services for businesses throughout Nashville.

For more information about our product destruction services, please call us at 615-242-9600 or complete the form on this page.

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