Who are we?

A4 Metal Recycling Ltd is a family business based near Reading, Berkshire. Paul Tompkins and his wife Nicola have over 20 years’ experience in recycling all types and quantities of metal, and offer a collection service if you cannot reach them in Beenham.

What do we do?

We pay for metal that you want to get rid of. It may seem worthless but whether you are just clearing out your garage or running a large business, your metal is worth money!

Visit us!

Find us just off the A4 between Reading and Newbury. Our friendly and efficient staff are ready to help you with your scrap metal, no matter how large or small your load!

Latest News


  • New A4 Metal ads coming to a radio near you – keep listening!
  • From 3rd Dec 2012 no cash can be paid for metals purchased.


From the jungle to Beenham – Joe Swash comes to the yard!

We've just recorded brand new radio adverts with our old pal Joe Swash (Mickey from Eastenders & winner of 'I'm a celebrity, get me out of here!' )
The cheeky chappie is helping us get our message out there for another year… “THERE'S MONEY IN THAT METAL!”

Fast facts:

UK industry recovers more metal than UK manufacturing needs. - BMRA

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There is a 60% energy saving from recycling zinc. - BMRA

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Around half of the material processed by metal recycling shredders comes from vehicles - BMRA

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There is a 60% energy saving from recycling lead. - BMRA

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New opening hours are 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday 8.30am - 2.00pm Saturday - NT