Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business


Parish Morris

Founder & President

You’d think in this digital age, paper’s obsolete. But you’re wrong. Your business generates stacks of paper daily, each potentially carrying sensitive info. What’s the risk? Well, improper disposal can lead to serious breaches. That’s where professional shredding services come in. They’re not just about getting rid of clutter-they’re crucial for security and legal compliance. Let’s explore why your business can’t afford to ignore this vital service.

The Importance of Professional Paper Shredding for Businesses

You’re probably wondering why it’s so important for your business to use professional paper shredding services. Firstly, consider the advancements in shredding technologies. Just as digital security has evolved, so too has the need for physical document protection.

Cutting-edge shredders don’t just slice papers into strips; they pulverize them into unrecognizable confetti. This level of destruction ensures confidential information doesn’t end up in the wrong hands, protecting your company from potential fallout associated with data breaches.

Let’s not overlook the importance of employee training either. Without a proper understanding of what should be shredded and how to do it securely, your staff might unintentionally expose sensitive data. Professional shredding services often provide training programs that help employees grasp these critical concepts.

Furthermore, using a professional service frees up time that you can use more productively elsewhere in your business operations. You’re also showing clients and stakeholders that you value their privacy, fostering stronger relationships built on trust.

Understanding the Risks of In-House Paper Shredding

Don’t underestimate the potential hazards of handling document destruction within your company; there are numerous risks involved. Without proper employee training, mishandling sensitive information can lead to costly data breaches or non-compliance with regulations such as GDPR. It’s not just about tearing up papers; it requires understanding the correct procedures and ensuring all documents are destroyed beyond recovery.

You might think investing in shredding equipment is a solution but consider this: not all shredders are created equal. Some produce strips that can be reassembled, potentially exposing confidential information. Quality machines that cross-cut or micro-cut paper for added security can come at a hefty cost.

Furthermore, maintaining shredding equipment isn’t a one-time task. It demands ongoing maintenance and repairs which could disrupt your daily operations. Not to mention the time employees spend on shredding when they could be focusing on their primary roles.

Lastly, don’t forget the risk of workplace injuries from improper use of shredding machines. All these factors highlight why professional paper shredding services aren’t just an option – they’re a necessity for businesses today.

Benefits of Outsourcing Paper Shredding Services

You’re probably wondering how outsourcing paper shredding services could benefit your business. Well, let’s delve into two key benefits: cost efficiency and secure document disposal. You’ll find that not only can these services save you money in the long run, but they also provide a level of security that’s hard to match with in-house operations.

Cost Efficiency

Investing in professional paper shredding services can significantly cut down a company’s operational costs. It enhances your budget analysis and increases operational efficiency. Here’s why:

* You’re cutting out the cost of maintaining and running shredders.
* You’re freeing up employee time, allowing them to focus on more important tasks.
* Confidential information is securely disposed of, reducing risk of legal issues.
* It’s an eco-friendly solution as most professional services recycle shredded paper.
* Outsourcing is often cheaper than doing it in-house when you account for all costs.

Secure Document Disposal

It’s crucial to understand the importance of secure document disposal in protecting sensitive data. You can’t just toss old documents in the trash, as they may contain information that could damage your business if it falls into the wrong hands. Instead, invest in professional shredding equipment or services.

These tools ensure document integrity by completely destroying any trace of sensitive content. They slice paper into thin strips or tiny particles, making it practically impossible for anyone to piece together and retrieve your data.

Also, note that proper disposal isn’t only about maintaining confidentiality; it’s also a legal requirement in many industries. So don’t compromise on this essential aspect of your business operations – secure document disposal is non-negotiable for safeguarding proprietary data.

Legal Compliance and Paper Shredding

Proper paper shredding’s paramount to ensure a company’s legal compliance and protect sensitive data from breaches. As a business owner, you’re responsible for the correct handling of confidential paperwork. It’s not just about privacy; it’s also about abiding by legislation.

One key aspect to focus on is shredding frequency. You can’t afford to let documents pile up. Regularly scheduled shredding is critical to prevent unauthorized access or identity theft.

On top of that, you must consider the destruction methods used. Not all shredding services provide the same level of security:

– Cross-cut shredders slice papers both lengthways and crossways, creating tiny pieces.
– Micro-cut shredders take this further, practically pulverizing papers into confetti.
– Hammermill shredders pound the paper through a screen.
– Disintegrators repeatedly cut paper until particles are tiny enough to pass through a mesh.
– Particle-cutters chop papers into minuscule squares or circles.

Choosing professional paper-shredding services that offer these high-security methods ensures your company remains legally compliant while protecting your sensitive information from potential breaches. Remember, it’s not just good practice; it’s law-abiding behaviour too!

The Role of Professional Shredding in Protecting Business Information

You’re about to dive into the crucial role of professional shredding in safeguarding your business information. We’ll discuss how it aids in preventing data breaches, ensuring compliance with laws, and responsibly recycling shredded paper. It’s not just about decluttering; it’s an integral security measure, a legal requirement, and a green initiative all rolled into one.

Preventing Data Breaches

Preventing data breaches isn’t just about online security; it’s also about properly destroying physical documents that contain sensitive information. As a business, you need to understand the importance of both employee training and implementing robust cybersecurity measures.

* Employee training is essential as your staff are often the first line of defense against data breaches. They need to be aware of potential threats and how to respond.
* Cybersecurity measures are equally important. Investing in advanced software can help identify and counteract potential attacks.
* Regular audits can help identify any weaknesses in your security system.
* Always ensure secure disposal of sensitive documents – this is where professional paper shredding comes into play.
* Finally, keeping up-to-date with industry best practices for data protection is crucial.

Compliance With Laws

It’s essential to adhere to all relevant laws and regulations when dealing with sensitive data, ensuring both your company’s security and its legal compliance. Falling afoul of these standards can lead to severe regulatory penalties that could damage your business reputation and bottom line.

To avoid this, you need a professional paper shredding service. Such a service not only helps you maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information but also keeps you in step with laws like HIPAA or FACTA.

But remember, it doesn’t stop at hiring services. You also need comprehensive employee training on data handling protocols. Informed employees are less likely to commit violations unintentionally, helping fend off potential lawsuits and fines.

Recycling Shredded Paper

After you’ve shredded sensitive documents, don’t forget about the importance of recycling that paper! Not only does this tie into eco-friendly practices, but it also goes hand in hand with shredding technology advancements.

Consider incorporating the following steps:

* Ensure all shredded material is separated from non-recyclable waste.
* Use designated bins or bags for collecting shredded paper.
* Hire a reliable recycling service to pick up and process your shredded paper.
* Stay informed about the latest trends in recycling and shredding technologies.
* Encourage employees to adopt these practices.

Choosing the Right Professional Paper Shredding Service for Your Business

You’ll need to consider several factors when selecting the right professional paper shredding service for your business. Shredding frequency and provider reliability are key considerations.

Firstly, determine how often you’ll require their services. Some businesses generate significant amounts of sensitive data daily, needing frequent shredding. Conversely, if your company produces less paperwork, less frequent or on-call services might be a better fit. The right service should tailor the shredding frequency to match your exact needs.

Provider reliability is another crucial aspect. You can’t afford mishaps with sensitive data – it’s a risk to your reputation and could lead to legal repercussions. So, do some due diligence on potential providers: ask about their security measures, check if they’re compliant with industry standards like NAID AAA Certification, and look up reviews from other customers.

Lastly, don’t forget about customer service. The best shredding companies will provide prompt responses and keep you informed at every stage of the process.

Choosing a professional paper shredder isn’t just about price; it’s weighing up all these factors to find a reliable partner who fits seamlessly into your operation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the Usual Cost of Professional Paper Shredding Services?

Costs for professional paper shredding services can vary greatly. It largely depends on your shredding equipment options and service customization possibilities. You’ll find a range, but typically, it’s between $45 to $75 per visit.

How Frequently Should a Business Utilize Professional Paper Shredding Services?

How often you need professional shredding services depends on your business’s document volume. Shredding schedule flexibility is key, but typically, monthly or bi-monthly sessions can manage the shredding volume impact effectively.

Can Professional Paper Shredding Companies Handle Digital Data Destruction as Well?

Yes, you’ll find many professional shredding services also handle digital data risks. They use specialized destruction techniques to safely eliminate sensitive information stored digitally, protecting your business from potential security breaches.

What Measures Do Professional Paper Shredding Services Take to Ensure the Confidentiality of the Shredded Documents?

Professional shredding services take extreme measures. They utilize top-notch shredding techniques and rigorous employee training to ensure your documents’ confidentiality is never compromised, offering you absolute peace of mind.

Are There Any Environmentally Friendly Practices in Place for Disposing of the Shredded Paper?

Yes, most professional shredding services utilize recycling processes for disposing of shredded paper. They’re often backed by green certifications, ensuring they adhere to environmentally friendly practices while maintaining your documents’ confidentiality.

Brian Huff

Operations Logistics Division

Brian works in the Operations Logistics Division but is also a secondary contact for Services. He is the primary contact for Total Recall, handheld scanners, and barcoding questions or concerns. Brian also manages daily work orders to maintain operations with our Site Operations Coordinators nationwide. Brian is retired from the United States Air Force with 21 years of service. His time in service was spent mainly managing aircraft maintenance and personnel. He has a meticulous eye for quality and is an experienced supervisor and manager. The knowledge and experience gained from his service has ensured an easy transition into the Document Security Solutions team. I plan to grow within Document Security Solutions and master my craft. I am also looking to further my education in both my professional and personal life.

Andrew Mills


Andrew is Document Security Solutions Training and Compliance Specialist. Andrew onboards and trains all new employees to the standards of DSS. If required, he submits for a background check for each particular location. He organizes and plans individual and company training to ensure that all is current on all required training and policies for DSS. He meets quarterly with all Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and Privacy Officers at each location to assist in inspections requirements and Finally, Andrew has honorably served in the U. S. Navy as a Radio Teletype Morse Code Operator and currently Serves in the U.S. Army as the Senior Intelligence Analyst for EUCOM JAC HQ as the Training and Operations Non Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) since May of 2022. Andrew has also served as the Lead Intel All Source Training NCOIC of the Army Reserve Intelligence Service Center at Fort Gillem, Ga. Andrew has a total of 32 years of service.

Randy McGinnis


Randy has 20 years of experience in the United States Air Force working as a Contracting Officer, Fiscal Budget Planner, Communication Technician, as-well-as leading diverse teams that has provided him with priceless experience in Federal Procurement Strategies that make him an indispensable member of the DSS team.Randy is Document Security Solutions Contract Specialist. Randy develops strategic plans to secure future Government contracts, establishes relationships with Government agencies, and markets our capabilities. Additionally, Randy assists the Capture Team as they source Government contracting opportunities daily establishing contract submission, awards, sources sought, and manage administration to existing contracts.

Lisa Ochoa

Executive Assistant

Lisa provides executive-level support to the Founder and the Chief Operating Officer. She provides additional support to team members to ensure that company goals and objectives are accomplished and that operations run efficiently. Lisa brings 18 years of office experience that is utilized daily by planning and orchestrating work to ensure that senior executives’ priorities are met, organizational goals are achieved, and best practices are upheld.

Latrice Franklin

Business Development Specialist

Latrice Franklin identifies new business opportunities and clients for Document Security Solutions, while developing long term relationships. She uses her craft to develop marketing and sales strategies to help grow the company’s business. Latrice is responsible for coordinating strategies with operations, marketing, and executives to propose new business ideas that can improve revenue margins.

Serene Obak

Invoice Billing Clerk

Serene is part of DSS’ Quality Assurance Team. Serene understands the work others in her division do and how it impacts her own, therefore collaborating to achieve business’ quality standards, she recognized it’s a key quality of team effort.

Serene communicates with our Vendors and Subcontractors requesting Invoices, Service Tickets, and Certificates of Destruction be submitted weekly, her process is to review for accuracy, which in turn ensures we all receive prompt payment.

Nicole Rogers

Service Manager

Nicole handles logistical coordination of all company contracts. Nicole’s prior military experience as an intelligence Analyst brings all the skill set needed to successfully maintain numerous government and local contract organizing personnel, schedules, and material.

Norris "Chuck" Thurmond

Operations Team Member

Chuck served as an Operations Specialist in the United States Navy. He developed a passion for managing, training, planning, and organizing from conducting domestic and global operations for 24 years on active duty. While transitioning to the civilian world as a member of Document Security Solutions operation team, Chuck utilizes the skills and experience gained to oversee the day-to-day scheduling of services and the movement of personnel and material for a rapidly growing company.

Robert “Bobby” Warden

Regional Site Operations Coordinator & Compliance Associate

Bobby is the first Regional Site Operation Coordinator for Document Security Solutions. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Eastern region. His scope of work includes all things training and compliance working hand in hand with Christal in doing so. Bobby served as an Electronics Technician in the U.S. Navy. He cultivated his leadership and organizational skills by leading thousands of Sailors during his 24 years of active-duty service.

Christal Miller

Training & Compliance Manager

Christal is the Training and Compliance Manager with employees and contractors. The work encompasses handling employee training, badging, and background checks. The goal is to ensure that Document Security Solutions has the most knowledgeable, diligent, and prepared staff possible. Christal’s 22 years in the United States Navy of training and leading hundreds of sailors, is the source of her acquired knowledge and skill to work everyday with the DSS team.

Jack Mussett

Scanning Technician

Jack oversees the scanning department. He applies the best practices to the scanning production process and leverages his skills to help Document Security Solutions expand its service offerings. He brings more than twenty years of corporate experience in the application of document management systems, hybrid systems, and end-user training for the paperless world.

Alisha Carey

Contract Administrator

Alisha is Document Security Solutions inside Contract Manager. Alisha received her contract Management certification at the University of California Irvine. She is responsible for all contract submissions, awards, modifications, and contract closeouts. Additionally, she assists in the development of DSS’s procurement strategy plan for both SDVOSB set aside and GSA procurement. Since joining DSS Alisha has helped the company win 23 awards in just under 2.5 years.

Darryn DiSanto

Capture Manager

Darryn creates strategic plans to secure future government contracts. Darryn builds relationships with government agencies and markets our capabilities. Darryn also leads the Capture Team as they source government contracting opportunities daily. Darryn has 20 years of experience in the United States Air Force working in government acquisition, finance, budget, and accounting as well as leading diverse teams has provided him with keen insights and experience that make him an indispensable member of the DSS team.

Donna-Marie Morris

Chief Operating Officer

Donnamarie Morris Chief Operating Officer (COO) Design and implement business strategies, plans, and procedures, set comprehensive goals for performance and growth, and Establish policies that promote company culture and vision. Oversees our outsourced Human Resources and the daily operations of the company and the work of executives!
Donnamarie Morris oversees Compliance, and Training develops compliance processes and procedures and reviews implemented training, reviews company policies, and advises on possible risks.
Donnamarie’, goal as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is to manage all aspects of the organization’s plans and to cultivate a culture of performance and continuous improvement.

Parish Morris

Founder & President

Parish served as an Administrative Chief and a Military Recruiter in the United States Marine Corps. He retired after serving twenty faithful and honorable years in the United States Marine Corps. As a civilian, Parish quickly realized that his military skills had prepared him to become a Veteran Entrepreneur. Parish managed to use his leadership skills, professional training, education, and the experiences he had gained from traveling around the world to open a mobile document destruction business in Murrietta, California.

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