Our business is about protection. Protecting you, your business, your brand & your clients with confidential shredding services and destruction services.

We are a team of experts who take a refreshing approach to document shredding and the destruction of clothing and IT media safeguarding you against data breaches, fines, and identity theft.

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Testimonial – High standards

Our office has remained ‘open’ throughout operating with a vastly reduced number of staff. It has been imperative that we have been able to present clean and clear space so that returning staff are confident they are in a safe and secure environment where the correct protocols are being followed. For that reason, it was been hugely beneficial to partner with service providers like Avena who adhere to the same high standards and have been reliable throughout. It gives us great confidence when facing the different challenges presented when staff return in greater numbers.”

Jeremy Wilson

Testimonial for Confidential Waste Collection

Avena has provided our confidential waste collection service since 2014 and is a no-fuss, reliable and flexible provider.  They will collect additional sealed sacks when required alongside the fortnightly emptying of paper consoles and have delivered additional consoles quickly when required. Having a named account manager who responds quickly to requests is an added plus. I would recommend Avena to any company considering such a service.

College Secretary, Peterhouse / University of Cambridge

Testimonial for Confidential Shredding Service

Avena provides our business with a secure shredding service. Avena have been providing us with a professional confidential shredding service since 2017.  They are professional, cause no disruption as part of the service and collect our waste in a consistent and timely manner to suit our needs.  Using their service gives us as a Company piece of mind knowing we comply with GDPR.  They are customer-focused, advising us of new regulations coming into force.  We would certainly recommend them.

Commercial Director / Hydromarque Limited

Regency Barristers Chambers Testimonial

Regency Barristers Chambers have been using Avena to dispose of our confidential waste since 2017. Ever since our initial enquiry our expectations have been met and exceeded. The customer service is superb with enquiries handled efficiently and the drivers who collect the waste are polite, friendly and an absolute credit to Avena. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Avena for any companies who are looking for a professional confidential waste collection service.

Toby Lowther

Testimonial – Reliable and Trustworthy

Avena have always been reliable and trustworthy, they provide a service that we know we can rely on. The service package also includes a full audit trail that we can use to demonstrate compliance.

East Anglia

City Resource Ltd Testimonial

City Resource Ltd have been using Avena for nearly 7 years and have always found them to be efficient and helpful. Extra bags are available if the Console becomes too full and these are collected at the same time at the Console bag. The staff are friendly and reactive, they will always seek a speedy solution if there is an issue. I would recommend Avena’s services if you are looking for a Confidential Waste Collection Service.

Jeannette Elrick
Business, Finance & HR Manager / City Resource Ltd

GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018

The secure and responsible destruction of data is a legal requirement under the Data Protection Act 2018 and is also upheld in the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). They have introduced tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches, increasing fines from £50,000 to £17,000,000 or 4% of global turnover. These changes have also given consumers more say over what companies can do with their data, including introducing the right to be forgotten and recommending destroying all data within a 28-day period and being able to evidence every step of your data process, as well as destruction.

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Why use Avena?

  • Trained staff who are CRB/security screened as standard
  • Fully compliant with BSEN:15713-2009 Code of Practice
  • Certified destruction with full audit trail
  • 24-hour site monitoring
  • Over 3,500 satisfied customers
  • 5-Star Customer Service
  • CCTV Site Coverage
  • Mobile vehicle tracking
  • Accurate certification
  • Paper Waste is environmentally 100% recycled within the UK
  • We provide full GDPR compliant off-site shredding

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