Our company

Copia Metals are a family run business with over 15 years’ experience within the recycling industry. We have worked hard to build a strong working relationship within the industry to offer the best service to our customers. At Copia Metals we buy all types of scrap metals, all ferrous grades such as iron and steel, as well as non-ferrous grades such as copper, brass, lead, aluminium and stainless steel.

We have a large recycling facility in Penhall Road Charlton. You can deliver the materials to our premises or we can collect larger volumes from you. We work closely with the local council and the environment agency to make sure that we keep up to date with the ever-changing legislation involved within the scrap metal industry. We currently hold several environmental permits and our site is registered and licensed through Greenwich council, we are also registered as an upper tier waste carrier with the environment agency.

Our mission

Copia Metals strives to always be your first choice when it comes to recycling of scrap metals. We aim to offer cost-effective and environmentally friendly processes and the most efficient waste removal solutions that consistently deliver exceptional results. In all our dealings we strive for the highest standards of service, integrity, cost-effectiveness and concern for the environment in order to build lifelong relationships with all our customers.

Our vision

At Copia Metals our vision is to be the most trusted source for metal recycling, in an environmentally friendly manner that stands above the rest. We will increase the level of recycling in our community, resulting in a greener environment, achieved by living up to our responsibilities towards both our employees and our customers.

Our history

It all began back in 1990 when Paul Glynn started his waste recycling business with just 1 lorry, the company was based in Stratford, East London. Working alongside him was his wife and between them, the company grew very rapidly. The company relocated to a site in barking, Essex that better suited the company’s needs. After leaving school his daughter Aimee joined the company and Paul had “HIS TEAM” as he called them. Paul, his wife Elaine and daughter Aimee continued working hard to push the company and watched the business go from strength to strength. Paul then purchased the site next door to him which was a metal recycling company. After many happy years in the waste recycling industry Paul accepted an offer to sell his company and sat back to enjoy his retirement, however retirement and Paul didn't go hand in hand so in 2009 he went back to work but this time he solely concentrated on metal recycling.

Again alongside his family, this time with the addition of his other daughter Shannon and son Joe, he opened a metal recycling company based in Brixton, Southeast London. Aimee and son-in Law Myles took on the day to day running of the company, however the company quickly outgrew the premises in Brixton but a larger more suitable site could not be found. The company continued to grow under Paul’s watchful eye and in late 2015 Paul permanently retired from the company due to ill health. His daughter and son in law continued running the company whilst continuing to try and find another more suitable site. In Early 2017 Paul sadly passed away at the age of 55. Following her dads passing, Aimee and Myles decided to rebrand and started their own metal recycling company Copia Metals. A larger more suitable site was acquired in Penhall Road, Charlton and taking with them the wealth of knowledge and experience they both gained working in the recycling world alongside the one and only Mr Glynn they are confident that Copia Metals will continue to grow and are looking forward to a successful 2019.

Barking, Essex

Brixton, South-East London

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