The USPS has released its Secure Destruction guidelines. As part of its going efforts to improve service and enhance the sustainability of the mail, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has developed a new Secure Destruction (SD) Service option. Secure Destruction is an opt-in mail service offered by the Postal Service under its USPS BlueEarth brand of sustainable customer programs.
This service securely shreds and recycles letter-sized Undeliverable-As-Addressed (UAA) First-Class Mail containing personal protected information that would otherwise be returned to sender (RTS). UAA mailpieces marked for secure destruction are verified and shredded by USPS Employees at its mail processing facilities. Shredded mailpieces are rendered unreadable before they are sent for recycling.