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Scrappage


IMPORTANT: Do not scrap your truck until instructed to do so.

For questions about scrappage, contact Clean TRIP at 504.528.3538, or clean.trip@portnola.com.

Vehicle scrapping is an important step in this program and must be done according to US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) specifications. If not in compliance with process and document guidelines funding may need to be returned to the Port, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, or US Environmental Protection Agency. Any funds received from scrappage must be used toward the purchase of the new truck. A copy of the check and scrap receipt must be provided to the Clean TRIP staff.

Rebate checks are made directly to the dealership.

Before you scrap your truck:
  • Provide name and contact for scrapyard to Clean TRIP staff.
Truck Destruction Requirements
Vehicle engines need to be permanently disabled and rendered no longer usable.
EPA approved scrappage methods:
  1. Drill a minimum 3 inch diameter hole through the exterior of the engine block into one or more cylinders and Through the top and bottom of the engine intake manifold.
  2. Engine manifold and block may crushed at the scrapyard with a shearing tool.
The truck must arrive at the scrapyard with the chassis attached and the engine intact. It is very important that you do not remove anything from the truck except for personal items. Clean TRIP cannot process the rebate until scrappage is completed and sufficiently documented.
*Important:
Take your title with you to the scrapyard.  *Take “before” and “after” photographs of your truck.
Failure to comply with the above instructions for scrapping will result in the denial of your rebate funds.
You need five items documented from the scrapyard in order to receive your rebate from Clean TRIP.
  1. Before photos (detailed below)
  2. After photos (detailed below)
  3. A copy of the receipt from the scrap yard for scrappage 
  4. A photocopy of the front of the check for any payment received for the scrapped truck from the scrapyard
  5. A completed EPA Certificate of Destruction
What are the BEFORE photos I need?
  • Vehicle (side view)
  • Vehicle engine (allow some of the truck color to show in this shot)
  • Intact chassis (allow some of the truck color to show in this shot)
  • Engine Vehicle Identification Number (VIN #) plate
  • Engine tag (Click here for Engine Family details or contact Clean TRIP for assistance.)
What are the AFTER photos I need?
  • Engine destruction at least two photos (the more photos the better)
    o  At least two shots close-up from different angles
    o  Photos a few feet back showing the engine block destruction with some color of the truck visible
  • Area of the cut chassis
    o  A close up of the cut (show a little of the color of the truck)
    o  Photos farther back from the truck showing the profile with the chassis cut
What information is needed on the scrap receipt?
  • Must be on company letterhead to the owner/operator
  • Name and contact information of the scrapping company
  • Written description of the truck destroyed (make, year), VIN # of scrapped truck
  • Date and method of destruction
  • Amount paid for scrappage, if any
  • Photocopy of the front of the check from the scrapyard or register receipt
Where do I send the pictures, receipt and EPA scrap certification?
Photos, receipt and EPA scrap certification should be sent electronically to clean.trip@portnola.com or text to 504.710.3128 at the time of destruction to help expedite the truck purchase.
Documentation Instructions
I. Take photos documenting functional truck
Before Photos  - Take a series of “before” photos of the truck.
  1. Vehicle (side view)
  2. Vehicle engine (allow some of the truck color to show in this shot)
  3. Intact chassis (allow some of the truck color to show in this shot)
  4. Engine Vehicle Identification Number (VIN #) plate :
  5. Engine tag
II. Only when notified by PORT NOLA, have the truck scrapped by permanently disabling the engine and chassis. The Port will provide an EPA Certificate of Destruction with your truck's information. You must complete this form and return to PORT NOLA certifying destruction.
III. Take after photos
After the engine and chassis have been permanently disabled,  photos must show the following: 
  1. At least two shots of the engine destruction (the more photos the better) that are close-up from different angles  
  2. A photo back a few feet showing the engine block has been disabled (with a little of the truck color showing in the photo).
  3. A close up of the cut chassis (show a little of the color of the truck).
  4. Another photo showing the profile of the truck with chassis cut.
IV. Confirm photos are submitted to Clean TRIP at clean.trip@portnola.com or text to 504.710.3128 at the time of destruction to help expedite the truck purchase.
V. Certificate of Destruction (completed by the scrap yard)
The Port will provide an EPA Certificate of Destruction with your truck's information. You must complete this form and return to PORT NOLA certifying destruction. This certifies the scrappage is complete.
VI. Receipt
The scrap company must issue a receipt on company letterhead to the owner/operator with the following information: 
  1. Name and contact information of the scrap company
  2. Written description of the truck destroyed (make, year), VIN # of scrapped truck
  3. Date and method of destruction; and
  4. Amount paid for scrappage, if any with a photocopy of the front of the check from the scrapyard or register receipt.

Scrap Yard Selection
You can use a scrap yard of your choice, but they MUST contact the port's Clean TRIP program at clean.trip@portnola.com or 504.528.3538 to review required documentation with the scrap facility.

IMPORTANT: Do not scrap your truck until you have written approval to do so.
For questions about scrappage contact: clean.trip@portnola.com or 504.528.3538.
Scrapyard
Address
Contact
The Real Industrial Auto Wrecker
11621 old Gentilly Road
New Orleans, LA 70129
504-242-4992
Docar Truck Parts & Equipment
1876 Collins Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
1-800-253-5777
Almonaster Salvage Yard
7676 Almonaster Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70126
504-243-5158

Photo Examples


See scrappage photos on below for examples of appropriate engine destruction and documentation.

Questions relating to the destruction or scrappage requirements should be directed to clean.trip@portnola.com or 504.528.3538.
Before
After
Engine disable video
Overall scrappage video
Chassis disable video

Questions relating to the destruction or scrappage requirements should be directed to clean-trip@portnola.com or 504.528.3538

When do I scrap the truck?
Only scrap the truck after Clean TRIP staff has confirmed the truck is OK to be scrapped. Clean TRIP staff will send EPA Certificate of Destruction to scrap yard when the truck is ready to be scrapped.

What are acceptable forms of scrappage for the engine and the chassis?
Vehicle engine and chassis need to be permanently disabled and rendered
no longer usable.
  • To destroy the engine:
    Drill a minimum 3-inch diameter hole through the exterior of the engine block into one or more cylinders AND through top and bottom of the engine intake manifold
  • To destroy the chassis:
    Cut the chassis with a torch or other method
  • OR Both the engine/manifold and the chassis may be crushed using a shearing tool