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Scrappage Guide

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

For questions about scrappage, contact Susan Stephenson at 410-205-2727, ext. 111 or sstephenson@ecologixgroup.com.

How to Scrap Your Truck

Vehicle scrapping is an important step in this program and must be done according to program requirements which use US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines.

Truck Destruction Requirements

Vehicle engines need to be permanently disabled and rendered no longer usable.
To destroy the engine: Drill a minimum ½ inch diameter hole through the exterior of the engine block into:

  1. One or more cylinders and
  2. Through the top and bottom of the engine intake manifold, or
  3. 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. The program cannot process the rebate until the scrappage is satisfactorily completed and photographed.

Failure to comply with the above instructions for scrapping will result in the denial of your rebate funds.

There are four pieces of information the GO Program needs from the scrapyard:

  1. Before photos,
  2. After photos,
  3. A copy of the receipt from the scrap yard for scrappage, and
  4. A photocopy of the front of the check for any payment from the scrapped truck.

IIMPORTANT: Take your title with you to the scrapyard. *Take “before” and “after” photographs of your truck.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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

After the engine and chassis have been permanently disabled, you will need to take “after” photos of the scrapped truck showing location of destruction of the cylinders and chassis of the truck.

After Photos
After the engine and chassis have been permanently disabled, you will need to take “after” photos of the scrapped truck showing the following:

  1. Engine destruction – at least two shots (the more photos the better) that are close-up from different angles, and another 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 photos).
  2. Area of the cut chassis – a close up of the cut (show a little of the color of the truck), and another photo a little further back from the truck.

This will document that the truck has been disabled. See photos below of disabled engine and chassis.

Photos should be sent electronically to Susan Stephenson, sstephenson@ecologixgroup.com at the time of destruction to help expedite the truck purchase.

The scrapping company will 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. Photocopy of the front of the check from the scrapyard.

Photos Examples
See scrappage photos below for examples of good engine destruction and documentation.

Any questions relating to the destruction or scrappage requirements should be directed to Susan Stephenson at sstephenson@ecologixgroup.com or 410-205-2727 ext. 111.

engine blockExample of visible destruction of the engine block

ChassisExample of chassis cut in half

Chassis2Example of chassis completely cut

Scrap Yards


VirginiaEmpire Recycling
(two locations)1100 East Princess Anne
Rd. Norfolk, VA 23504

277 Suburban Drive,
Suffolk, VA 23434 757-533-9178 Norfolk

757-925-1115 Suffolk,  Steve Motts

Scrap Companies in Chesapeake, VA
Scrap Companies in Suffolk, VA
Scrap Companies in Virginia Beach, VA

MarylandLKQ Corporation
Offers free towing services29368 Matthewstown Rd.,
Easton, MD 21601

David Milliken

DelawareB & F Towing

449 Old Airport Rd., New
Castle, DE 19720

Henry Fenimori

You can use a scrap yard of your choice, but they MUST contact Susan Stephenson 410-205-2727 ext. 111 or sstephenson@ecologixgroup.com so she can review required documentation with scrap yard.

This list of vendors is provided for your convenience only.  The Port of Virginia has not evaluated any vendor in connection with the Green Operator program, does not recommend or endorse any vendor, and does not vouch for the accuracy of the information provided in this list.

IMPORTANT: Do not scrap your truck until EcoLogix gives you the go-ahead.

For questions about scrappage contactSusan Stephenson at 410-205-2727 ext 111 or sstephenson@ecologixgroup.com