GP Metals and Spares are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5:30 pm.
Do I get paid when scrapping metal?
When you scrap your unwanted metal or car you will always get paid. At GP Metals and Spares we never charge the customer for collection, and scrap metal recycling – we will always pay you. So how much will you get for scraping your car? To find out how much your scrap vehicle is worth use our quote system, simply enter your registration number and we provide you a competitive and accurate quote.
Is My Car Too Good For Scrap?
Sometimes your car may be worth more than just its scrap value. If you are looking to sell, trade in or part-exchange we are always on the lookout, whether you have an older or newer model. To find out how much your car is worth simply call 01305 871 666 use our contact form or email our team at [email protected] for a premium vehicle quote.
How Do I Scrap My Car?
If you are wondering how to scrap a car, this is an easy process: just choose from a collection or drop-off option and we will take care of the rest.
Arrange a collection date
If you prefer GP Metals and Spares to take care of the whole process simply call or email our friendly team with the vehicle details and the collection location and we will generate a competitive quote based on the provided details.
Whilst we pride ourselves on fast and professional servicing please allow up to four working hours for our team to respond. Additionally, if there is a collection time that suits you best let our team know, and we will strive to make the service as convenient and hassle free as possible.
Bring your car to site
If you are able and willing, then you are more than welcome to bring your car to site. Please remember to bring an appropriate form of photographic ID and the V5C document (requirements are explained in detail below).
We will then process your vehicle and issue a certificate of destruction. Once this process is complete you will pay you for the vehicle. See further details of the quick and easy guide to scrapping your carhere.
It really is that easy, if you have any additional requirements please let our team know, call us now on 01305 871666.
When can you collect my car?
Upon finding out how much you will get for scrapping your car and accepting our quote we will contact you to discuss the most convenient time and date for us to collect your vehicle.
We are proud to offer a flexible service which works around the customer, most often collections are arranged within two working days. Collections usually take place from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 17:30 pm, however if you’re in a hurry, or you need us to collect your car earlier or later than this, or on a Sunday let us know and we’ll do our best to help.
Our team will liaise with you during throughout the process, notifying you when the driver is en route to ensure you know when we will be there to collect your vehicle which customers find useful if they need to travel to where the car is located.
What Do I Need To Scrap A Car?
There are a few requirements you need to meet on collection day. Here is a list of what you will need to provide us to scrap your car:
A valid form of identification.
Your keys (including any locking wheel nut or electronic keys and codes) and security codes if you have them.
Your documents (such as the registration certificate, service history, MOT certificate and manuals) if you have them.
And finally, don’t forget to remove any personal belongings and rubbish.
On collection day the GP Metals and Spares team will complete the following processes:
Call you in advance to ensure the car is still available for collection.
Check that your car matches your quote.
Validate and take a copy of your identification.
Take care of the DVLA paperwork.
Sort out the payment.
If you have any road tax remaining, you’ll get an automatic road tax refund from DVLA.
How do I prove my identity?
You must prove your identity to enable you to scrap your car in England, Wales or Scotland. All you need is a current photocard driving licence, as this confirms your name, date of birth and residential address.
Don’t have a photocard driving licence? If you don’t have a photocard driving licence, you can instead show another form of photo ID from list 1 below, along with separate proof of address from list 2 below.
List 1: Accepted forms of photo ID:
a valid UK passport
a valid passport issued by a European Economic Area state, or
a valid UK biometric immigration document.
List 2: Accepted proof of address (which must not be older than 3 months):
a bank or building society statement
a credit or debit card statement
a council tax statement or demand letter
a utility bill (e.g. gas, electricity, water), but not a mobile phone bill.
Proving your identity is a requirement of The Scrap Metal Dealers Act in England and Wales and we cannot proceed with the process until an appropriate form of identification is provided.
How will I be paid?
The most common method of payment available are Bank Transfer and Cheque Payment. Bank Transfers are usually cleared within 24 hours from the time of collection. Cheque Payments are issued on collection but can take a few days to clear with your bank.
If you are wondering what are the current scrap metal prices and how much you will be paid for your scrap, our professional team can provide you a vehicle specific quote which takes into account, the current scrap metal prices.
What if I don’t have the V5C (Logbook)?
If you do not have the V5C logbook we can still collect your vehicle. All it means is that the person present at the time of collection will have to provide Photo I.D and a recent utility Bill, and the registered keeper will need to inform DVLA in writing.
The DVLA need to know that the car has been sold to GP Metals and Spares Ltd for scrap. If required, we can provide a CoD by using the chassis number of the vehicle. Please ensure you make sure our team know that you do not have the V5C document when booking in the vehicle for a collection.
What is a certificate of destruction?
A C.O.D or certificate of destruction is an official document that is provided to the owner of a car when it has been scrapped. The certificate of destruction can only be provided by a company that is registered as an ATF (authorised treatment facility). We are an established and reputable registered ATF company, so if you request a COD you will receive one. You can also be confident that your car will be recycled correctly and legally.
Why Can I Not Get Paid In Cash?
Due to the SMDA 2013 (scrap metal dealers act 2013) scrap metal dealers and car breakers can no longer pay for vehicles using CASH.
I Do Not Have Photo I.D, Can I Still Scrap My Car?
If you are not able to provide your photo identification at the time of collection, you could always ask a family member to be present with their Photo I.D/utility bill. Failing this alternative, the recovery driver can always take a photo of yourself at the time of collection.
How Soon Can You Collect?
Depending on your location, we can often collect on the same day or next day. On average collections are within 48 working hours.
To find out more about GP Metals and Spares, the services we offer and why we are the best choice to help dispose of your unwanted metal visit our about us page.