Scrap My Motorbike July 25, 2016
Want to Scrap a Motorbike?
If you own a motorbike that’s just gathering dust or is no longer roadworthy, it might be time to consider contacting a motorbike scrapping service.
The process of scrapping a motorbike is in fact a lot harder than scrapping a car, as there are stricter rules and regulations that need to be followed.
If you’re wondering “How do I scrap my motorbike?” we have put together an easy-to-follow guide to help you understand the process!
Certificate Of Destruction (CoD)
Once a motorbike has reached the end of its life, it is taken to an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF). Taking a motorbike to an ATF ensures that it is disposed of correctly and with as little impact on the environment as possible.
In order to scrap a motorbike, an ATF will need to store the bike correctly before a depollution process takes place. The depollution process involves the removal of all hazardous materials, including battery acid, brake fluid, oil and petrol. The tyres will be removed and either reused, cycled or disposed of according to the EU regulations.
Once the motorbike has been scrapped, the ATF will inform the DVLA and you will be issued with a CoD;.Failure to produce the form when requested can incur an £80 fine. The DVLA guidelines for motorbike owners are not clear on the official government website, as it states that CoDs are issued for passenger vehicles and light good vehicles under 3.5 tonnes and 3-wheeled motor vehicles – so you can see why there’s some confusion!
There is no specific mention of motorbikes, but as long as you have your motorbike scrapped at an ATF, you will always be issued the document.
Filing the paperwork
Once a motorbike has been scrapped, the owner must fill out section 9 of the logbook and send it to the DVLA. A confirmation letter will be sent out to confirm they have received the paperwork.
Many ATFs will only accept complete motorbikes so don’t remove any parts yourself before scrapping or they may charge you to have your motorbike scrapped.
Payment for scrapping motorbikes
In an attempt to reduce scrap metal theft, the Scrap Metal Act of 2013 makes it illegal to sell your end of life motorbike for cash. Payment can only be issued as a non-transferable cheque or an electronic bank transfer which is more secure.
Scrap Car Kings offers an easy, quick and convenient way of scrapping your motorbike. We are registered with a fully certified ATF where your motorbike will be disposed of legally. We offer an instant quote, free collection service and bank transfer payment.