Last month, the Postal Service™ announced that Secure Destruction will be available for First-Class™ flat mail (aka flats) starting November 30.

Secure Destruction is a USPS® program that allows for First-Class undeliverable-as-addressed (UAA) mailpieces, returned-to-sender mail, to be securely disposed by the USPS.

“Flats” are large envelopes, newsletters, and magazines. They must:

  • Have one dimension that is greater than 6-1/8 inches high OR 11-½ inches long OR ¼ inch thick.
  • Be no more than 12 inches high x 15 inches long x ¾ inch thick.

GrayHair integrates Secure Destruction with its Standard Address Hygiene service, which includes guidance on Secure Destruction implementation; reporting and reconciliation of ACS records to USPS securely destroyed records and mailpieces tracked. You can find out more here.

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