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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 cleantrip@portno.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 rebates must be returned to the port.

If you do not use the rebate for purchasing an approved new truck the rebate must be returned.

Before you scrap your truck:
  • Provide name and contact for scrapyard to Clean TRIP staff.
  • Print this guide and bring it and a camera (cell phone is acceptable)
    with you to the scrap yard.
Truck Destruction Requirements
Vehicle engines need to be permanently disabled and rendered no longer usable.
Methods approved to destroy the engine!
  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 
  2. After photos 
  3. A copy of the receipt from the scrap yard for scrappage 
  4. A photocopy of the front of the check for any payment from the scrapped
    truck 
  5. A completed EPA Scrap Certificate
See Scrap Check list for detailed list of photos.
  • Take before photos of truck, engine and chassis
  • Take after photos of truck, engine and chassis
  • Issue receipt for scrappage
  • Complete EPA scrap certification form (Clean TRIP staff will send you the form)
  • Send all documents and photos above to Clean TRIP staff
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
What are the AFTER photos I need?
  • Engine destruction at least two shots (the more photos the better)
    o  At least two shots close-up from different angles
    o  Photo a few feet showing that the engine block has been drilled or sheared (with a little of the truck color showing in the photos)
  • Area of the cut chassis
    o  A close up of the cut (show a little of the color of the truck)
    o  Photo a little further back from the truck
What do I have to have on the 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 cleantrip@portno.com at the time of destruction to help expedite the truck purchase.
Step by Step Directions 
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
After the engine and chassis have been permanently disabled, take “after” photos of the scrapped truck showing destruction of the truck cylinders and chassis.  

After Photos - After the engine and chassis have been permanently disabled,  “after” photos must show the following: 
  1. Engine destruction A ~ at least two shots (the more photos the better) that are close-up from different angles  
  2. Engine destruction B ~ photo back a few feet showing that the engine block has been drilled or sheared (with a little of the truck color showing in the photo).
  3. Area of the cut chassis A ~ a close up of the cut (show a little of the color of the truck). 
  4. Area of the cut chassis B ~  another photo a little further back from the truck.
This documents that the old truck has been disabled. Click here to see example photos.  
 
Send photos electronically to Clean TRIP at cleantrip@portno.com at the time of destruction to help expedite the truck purchase.

Receipt - The scrapping company must issue a receipt on company letterhead to the owner/operator with the following information: 
  1. Name and contact information of the scrapping 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 cleantrip@portno.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: cleantrip@portno.com or 504.528.3538.







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 cleantrip@portno.com or 504.528.3538

Questions relating to the destruction or scrappage requirements should be directed to cleantrip@portno.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.

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