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Confidential Waste Disposal & Shredding Services in London

Needing a document shredding and confidential waste disposal company in London?  Look no further.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) all businesses handling personal data must ensure this information is protected. When no longer required, all documents, disks, USB flash drives, hard drives, and other storage devices containing such information must be destroyed.


Secure GDPR-compliant document shredding

We provide secure, documented, confidential waste destruction services across all London boroughs, fully compliant with the BSEN:15713-2009 Code of Practice covering the destruction of confidential material.


Secure off-site shredding service

Our off-site shredding service fully protects the security of your data while on your premises, in transit, and during the destruction process.

Our Securall® lockable consoles are designed to prohibit the removal of contents once they have been fed into the console, and to which only our customer service team have keyed access.

When the console is full, you simply scan a QR code on the console to alert us a collection is required, and we do the rest.

The contents are removed by BS7858 security vetted, DBS checked customer service representatives, and securely transported via one of our own fleet vans to our shredding depot.

To ensure security, our vans aren’t sign-written (so the public are unaware of the confidential nature of their contents) and are fitted with CCTV cameras and real-time satellite tracking.

On arrival at our CCTV-protected shredding depot, the confidential waste is handled exclusively by our security-vetted staff and destroyed to standards that meet GDPR.


On-site shredding

For customers who prefer to witness document destruction, we also offer a mobile, on-site shredding service. Confidential waste can be carried to the shredding unit either by the customer’s personnel or by our customer service representatives and a representative of the company can observe the destruction process.


Document destruction for working from home (WFH)

To reflect trends towards home-based working we have introduced RemoteShred. This innovative, patent-pending system uses disposable consoles which are sealed when full. By scanning a QR code with a smartphone app, the user notifies us that the console is ready for collection and when returned to our shredding plant the entire sealed console and its contents are destroyed.

To help you maintain accurate records for GDPR compliance auditing, we issue a separate certificate of destruction for every consignment collected. With on-site shredding, this certificate is issued before we leave your premises.

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Confidential Paper Shredding

A confidential paper shredding and recycling service which is specifically tailored to each individual customers’ needs.

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Textile Shredding

A fully tailored collection, destruction, and recycling service for secure clothing, garment, textile & uniform disposal, throughout the UK.

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WEEE Waste Disposal

A fully audited and secure IT & media destruction service that complies with the strict regulations set by WEEE regulations 2013.

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Domestic Shredding Service

RemoteShred provides domestic shredding to home workers and a system for confidential document disposal to GDPR and Data Protection standards.

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Textile destruction and recycling

There are many reasons why companies in London use our textile destruction service, and security is one of them. Impersonation of emergency and security personnel is a very real problem that can have serious consequences for authorities and the public.

Impersonation can also be a problem for companies where a uniform can be a passport for access to restricted areas or used to dupe unsuspecting members of the public into allowing criminals into their homes.

Destruction of surplus and substandard branded clothing can protect a brand’s image and value.

Last but not least, companies committed to reducing waste to landfill want to recycle as much as possible. As an ISO 14001 certified company, we are one of the only UK confidential textile destruction companies using the fibres extracted from this process to make new products such as acoustic office screen panels.


WEEE and environmental compliance

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling regulations cover the disposal and recycling of electrical and electronic goods. Responsible processing reduces the amount of material going to landfill – particularly lithium, mercury and other heavy metals which are hazardous to the environment – and allow valuable commodities to be recycled rather than depleting natural resources.

We offer compliant disposal of all redundant electrical and electronic office equipment, including:

  • Computers and laptops
  • Laser and inkjet printers
  • Servers
  • Network switches, hubs, routers, and firewalls
  • Other miscellaneous IT equipment

Where items contain data storage components such as hard drives we also ensure these are securely destroyed to protect your data and extend this to all external data storage devices such as flash drives, CDs, and DVDs.


Off site shredding


Peace of mind

Before you entrust your confidential waste disposal to us, you probably want to know a bit more about us.

  • We primarily work for clients in the education, finance, healthcare, and legal sectors.
  • We follow the BSEN:15713-2009 Code of Practice to ensure your confidential waste is destroyed following GDPR requirements.
  • We are ISO 9001 certified to guarantee you receive consistent service quality and security procedures are adhered to at all times.
  • We are ISO 14001 registered to demonstrate our commitment to the environment through effective waste management.
  • We are ISO 45001 certified, covering all aspects of occupational health and safety to provide a safe working environment.

When working with Avena, you can be sure that you will receive via our Securall® System a shredding solution that best suits your needs. Our services within this system include:

  • Data Destruction Security Risk Assessments
  • Off-site secure shredding services
  • On-site secure shredding services
  • Witnessed destruction


(There’s a reason why University College London have found us a great supplier for years!)

  • Regular collection service
  • Fully auditable destruction certification
  • Bespoke Securall® collection receptacles
  • RemoteShred™ Solutions for home-workers
  • Document Shredding Calculator

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Document Shredding Services, London – Areas We Service

We provide secure destruction services across all of Greater London, including:

  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Barnet
  • Bexley
  • Brent
  • Bromley
  • Camden
  • City of London
  • Croydon
  • Ealing
  • Enfield
  • Greenwich
  • Hackney
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Haringey
  • Harrow
  • Havering
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Islington
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Merton
  • Newham
  • Redbridge
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Romford
  • Southwark
  • Sutton
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Waltham Forest
  • Wandsworth
  • West End
  • Westminster
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Telephone: 0845 5219892

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