Reducing Waste, Reclaiming Taxes, and Increasing Space

Free up space in your warehouse with the help of Beverage Destruction Service, Inc. We are a liquid product destruction and recycling center located in Smithfield, North Carolina. Our services are ideal for companies that are canning, bottling, warehousing, and distributing consumer beverages, such as beer, soda, water, and energy drinks. We can provide a Certificate of Destruction upon request at no additional cost.


Tax Reclamation On Alcohol

Consumer Tax Rate for North Carolina: Liquor Tax = Beer 53.177 cents per gallon; Wine 79 cents per liter unfortified; Wine 29.34 per liter fortified; Spirits 25% (retail)

  • So at about 53 Cents per gallon of beer and 2.25 gallons in a case of 24 you are looking at about $1.19 of tax per case of beer.
  • A pallet has about 100 to 120 cases of beer in cans or about $119 to $142 per pallet of just taxes.
  • So if we charge you $75 to destroy a pallet you are coming out ahead by about $44 to $67 per pallet.
  • If you send 20 pallets of beer for us to destroy you would get back $880 to $1340 per load above your costs in tax reclamation.

Note that you may be spending time and effort on empty can and bottle recycling for a far less rate of return.

Your negative by-product of beverage sales is expired and damaged full beverages. If you can have a program to recover some of the cost of that by-product that it is a positive. Now the question is can you have someone stack and wrap pallets of damage and expired product for less than $44 to $67 per pallet? If you can do that, then you can negate some of your loss, do your part to go green and regain valuable warehouse space.

Where do the Beverages go?

Good Question
It does matter to some people where the liquid beverage goes. For instance US Customs may NOT want the beverage to be repurposed if they are reimbursing Customs fees on imported products. That means the beverage might not be able to be used to make alcohol fuel. So if a vendor has that as part of their process then it could be an issue. We currently pre-treat liquids and dispose of them through Johnston County North Carolina's Waste Water Treatment Plant. That means we have a pre-treatment license from Johnston County and we have trained personnel that pre-treat prior to disposal into the county system. We are monitored by Johnston County and our discharge is metered. So we CAN take Beverages that have US Customs reimbursements.

Monitoring

We are always open to monitoring by US Customs, TTB, Tax Agencies, and Local agencies.

Well-Equipped Company

We separate the beverage from the container and packaging. The liquid will be properly disposed of while the container and packaging will be recycled. We have an all indoor facility located very near Interstate 95 and close to Interstate 40 in Smithfield North Carolina. We have easy delivery, loading and unloading at our multiple loading docks. We will unload your trucks promptly and efficiently and get your driver back on the road.

Competitive Rates

Save valuable time and money when you turn to us for beverage destruction solutions. For a competitive flat rate, we accept tractor trailer loads of beverages and we can also price by the pallet and the case. Case pricing is more advantageous for tax documentation of destroyed products however for case pricing the pallets must be stacked neatly with like products. We will gladly schedule your delivery on our online calendar. We have a two part Certificate of destruction which is difficult to duplicate because we keep half in our files. Complete pricing is listed on our home page.

If you have questions please contact us.

  • Other food products such as packaged and steel canned soup, canned broth, canned fruit, canned vegetables, Adult and Children's liquid supplements are Quoted On Request.

Your Time Matters to Us

Our team will unload your truck in a timely manner. Using our online calendar will help ensure that drivers are in and out quickly. Contact us today and free up space in your establishment.

Use Caution When Picking A Destruction Service

Any destruction service has costs that they have to contend with. Like any other business they have to pay for facilities, utilities, wages and maintenance on equipment. So if a company is offering to complete your destruction at a wonderful price, you may want to ask yourself if they are really destroying your products. Sometimes people question our prices, but you do get what you pay for and we are doing complete destruction and recycling of your products. If you take your products to a company that gives you a destruction document but ultimately never destroys your product, you may have short term savings but long term you can incur huge problems.

Minimum Hassle to Go Green

No standing in a muddy landfill trying to unload beverages in the rain without benefit of a proper dock. No waiting for a certain day and certain time to meet at the landfill to watch the beverages be destroyed by heavy equipment belching more fumes into the air. You just drop off your palletized expired and damaged beverages and drive away knowing that none of the material will end up in a landfill and your company is doing its part to be a good steward of our natural resources. The Aluminum, Cardboard, Plastic and Glass will all be separated and delivered to our partner recyclers. You can do this and we can help. We are open to receive products from 08:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.