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Car scrapping and payment of scrapping premium

When you own a car and want to scrap it, you can get a scrapping premium of DKK 2,200 if you are the last registered owner.

For citizens

If you are a citizen and the car is registered under your personal identification number (CPR) you must apply for a scrapping premium digitally on Borger.dk

Apply with CPR-NemID on Borger.dk

For businesses

If you are to scrap the car on behalf of a company and the car is registered with a CVR number, you must apply digitally on Virk.dk

Apply with CVR-NemID on Virk.dk
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Scrapping reimbursement, more widely known as scrapping premium is a scheme applying to passenger vehicles (M1) for no more than 9 persons incl. the driver, and small trucks (N1) not exceeding 3,500 kg. When you take in your car for scrapping and environmental treatment with an environmentally approved car breaker you are entitled to a tax free scrapping premium of DKK 2,200. If you cannot drive your car to the car breaker, you can have it picked up. Do remember to ask the car breaker if this service will be charged.

See list of approved car breakers

You are entitled to deliver your car to car breakers and importers free of charge. In addition and without any charges, the car breaker must help you complete your electronic certificate of destruction in the Digital disbursement system (DUS), so you can retrieve your scrapping premium.

If, however, you need more assistance, for instance for taking back the license plate, the car breaker can charge an administration fee for this additional work.

Car scrapping – How it is done

  1. Go to Borger.dk or Virk.dk
    If your car is registered under your CPR number, go to Borger.dk. If your car is registered under a company CVR number, go to Virk.dk. You may search for “skrotpræmie” (scrapping premium) and go to the self-service solution DUS (Digital disbursement system).

    Find a car breaker on this list
  2. Search out the car
    Click start and have your private NemID or your business’s NemID at hand. Search out and select the car by its registration number (license plate) and select a car breaker from the list. Exempt from NemID? Find more information below.

    Search out the car on borger.dk
  3. Approval
    Save and approve the scrapping request and click finish. Now wait for the car breaker to accept his part of the digital system.

  4. How do I take in the car?
    Meanwhile, you can contact the car breaker and agree with him when to take in the car or whether it should be picked up.

  5. De-register the car
    Also agree with the car breaker whether he de-registers the car, or if you should do it yourself. Most car breakers offer to handle all practical matters with de-registration in the Danish motor vehicles register.

  6. Certificate of destruction
    Keep an eye on your electronic mailbox (e-Boks). Once the car has been scrapped, a certificate of destruction is sent to your e-Boks. If you are exempt from digital mail, you will be notified by an ordinary letter.

  7. Payment of scrapping premium
    We will pay your scrapping premium of DKK 2,200 to your NemKonto (your official bank account) no later than two weeks after scrapping of the car and reception of your certificate of destruction. The certificate is sent to your digital mailbox, or alternatively as an ordinary letter.

The scrapping premium is paid if you comply with the following criteria:

  • Registered owner
    You must be the last registered owner of the car. This means that it is your CPR number and the car’s registration number that is found in the Danish motor vehicles register. You may check your registration certificate. If you are not the last registered owner of the car you may in very specific cases apply for an exemption through the digital system.

    Search or log into Danish motor vehicles register
  • Car is de-registered
    Your car must be de-registered from the Danish motor vehicles register after 30 June 2000.

  • Car is delivered to approved car breaker
    Your car must be picked up or delivered to a car breaker approved by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency. Dealers and repair shops can agree with approved car breakers to be points of delivery.

    See list of approved vehicle dismantlers
  • Car must not be exported
    Your car must not be exported later. This means that it must not be registered in another country after de-registration in the Danish motor vehicles register, and you must not have claimed refund of registration fee.

Other cases

If you are not the registered owner of the car in the Danish motor vehicles register you can choose these other types of case when you create a case on your car and apply for the scrapping premium:

Legal owner – You are the (legal) owner of the car, but it is not registered in your name. Generally, no scrapping premium is paid to the legal owner; there must be a match between the registration number of the car and the owner appearing from the Danish motor vehicles register.

Special case – You own the car, but it is not registered in your name; you believe to be entitled to receive the scrapping premium. You upload an exemption application demonstrating that the case is special. In our case handling, we decide whether it is possible to pay out the scrapping premium.

Administrator of the estate – You are the administrator of the estate or the heir to a car that is to be scrapped. You upload the letter of administration from the probate court to document ownership; the scrapping premium will be paid out after case handling.

Car scrapped abroad – you are the registered owner of a car that has been scrapped abroad. The foreign certificate of destruction is uploaded to document the case; the scrapping premium will be paid out after case handling.

If you have been exempted from NemID as a citizen, you cannot scrap your car through borger.dk.

Instead, contact an approved car breaker who can create the scrapping case on your behalf.  See list of approved car breakers

Please bring the following documents to the car breaker: 

  • Identity document: Health insurance card or driver’s license (no need for a photo ID).
  • Form for exemption from digital mail can be requested from the local authority (contact Borgerservice/Citizen’s service)
  • Registration certificate of vehicle
  • You must sign a Solemn Declaration at the car breaker’s

There will be a manual case handling of approx. two weeks.

If payment of scrapping premium has been refused, you can file a complaint to the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, who is the appeal body; this must be done no later than four weeks after having received the refusal.

This is done by sending an email to mfb@mst.dk. In your email, please state the registration number of the car and motivate why you find that you are entitled to receive the scrapping premium.

Your scrapping premium is paid to your NemKonto (your official bank account) no later than two weeks after reception of your certificate of destruction.

If you have not received the money, please send an email to info@producentansvar.dk, stating registration number of the car, and registration and account number of your bank. If you have a NemKonto, please state this account number.

Frequently asked questions about car scrapping

You can complain about the decision to the Danish Environmental Protection Agency who is the appeal body. You can contact the Danish Environmental Protection Agency on mfb@mst.dk.

Read more about Car scrapping

Please contact the car breaker and ask him to cancel the case. The car breaker must create the case as “Borger uden NemID” (citizen without a NemID).

Please bring the following documents to the car breaker:

  • Identity document: Health insurance card, driver’s license (no need for a photo ID).
  • Form for exemption from digital mail can be requested from the local authority (contact Borgerservice/Citizen’s service)
  • Registration certificate of vehicle
  • Signature of Solemn Declaration at the car breaker’s

There will be a manual case handling of approx. two weeks

Read more about Car scrapping

If you have been exempted from NemID as a citizen you cannot scrap your car through borger.dk.

Instead, contact an approved car breaker who can create the scrapping case on your behalf.  See list of approved vehicle dismantlers

Please bring the following documents to the car breaker: 

  • Identity document: Health insurance card, driver’s license (no need for a photo ID).
  • Form for exemption from digital mail can be requested from the local authority (contact Borgerservice/Citizen’s service)
  • Registration certificate of vehicle
  • Signature of Solemn Declaration at the car breaker’s

There will be a manual case handling of approx. two weeks

Read more about Car scrapping

No, generally you cannot get the scrapping premium if you are not the last owner registered in the Danish motor vehicles register. However, this does not apply to car breakers who buy cars at insurance auctions.

Read more about Car scrapping

The higher diesel scrapping premium amounts to DKK 2,800. It is paid together with the ordinary scrapping premium of DKK 2,200.

In total DKK 5,000 is paid as the higher diesel scrapping premium.

To be eligible for the higher scrapping premium the following must be complied with:

  1. The car must comply with all requirements for the ordinary scrapping premium
  2. The car propellant must be diesel
  3. The car must be registered the first time before 1 January 2006
  4. The car must be delivered to a car breaker after 6 April 2021

If you wish to receive the higher scrapping premium, you must do as follows:

  1. Log onto borger.dk (if you have a CVR no. NemID) or virk.dk (if you are a business)
  2. Search for ‘skrot bil’ (scrap car) and create a case by searching out your car and identifying a car breaker
  3. You must be the registered owner of the car to receive the scrapping premium
  4. Take your diesel car to the car breaker
  5. The premium is paid out to your NemKonto no later than two weeks after emission of certificate of destruction

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has made a website explaining the preconditions for the higher scrapping premium.

You can find the site here

The 2021 diesel scrapping scheme started payments on 6 April 2021.

The payment of the higher scrapping premium of DKK 5000 runs until 31 December 2021 OR until funds are exhausted.

The funds reserved for the scheme are paid according to the ‘first-come-first-served’ principle.

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency is not liable for any loss further to scrapping of a diesel car that does not receive a higher scrapping premium.

See what is left in the diesel scheme fund

Either contact the car breaker you have chosen and ask if he can do it, or take the license plate to a vehicles registration office or to a vehicles inspection shop with a vehicles registration office.

Read more about Car scrapping

Go to borger.dk and search for “Skrotpræmie for bil” (scrapping premium for cars) under “Menu” in the top right-hand corner. Then click “selvbetjening:  Ansøg om skrotningsgodtgørelse” (self-service – apply for scrapping premium). Click the green button “Videre” (continue) and log in with NemID. Choose type of sale “Bil skrottet i udlandet” (car scrapped abroad) and upload the non-Danish certificate of destruction as documentation.

Read more about Car scrapping

You can find the list of approved car breakers on Borger.dk

Check whether the car is registered under your CPR number or your business CVR number – then log onto either Borger.dk or Virk.dk to scrap the car.

If you are registered as the personal owner of the car
Go to borger.dk and search for “Skrotpræmie for bil” (scrapping premium for cars) under “Menu” in the top right-hand corner. Then click “selvbetjening:  Ansøg om skrotningsgodtgørelse” (self-service – apply for scrapping premium). Click the green button “Videre” (continue) and log in with NemID. Here you will find the scrapping request under “1. Godkend skrotningsanmodning”, (approve scrapping request) and you can now reject or approve.

If the vehicle is registered by a business
Go to virk.dk and search for “Skrotpræmie for bil” (scrapping premium for vehicle) – select “Skrotpræmie for bil – Miljøstyrelsen” (scrapping premium for vehicle – Danish Environmental Protection Agency), then click  “Selvbetjening” (self-service) and log in with the business’s NemID. Here you will find the scrapping request under “1. Godkend skrotningsanmodning”, (approve scrapping request) and you can now reject or approve.

Read more about Car scrapping

Higher scrapping premium for diesel vehicle

See here how much money is left. The scheme will expire on 31 December 2021

Senest redigeret 29-10-2021

 

The person listed on the letter of administration from the probate court as the heir or the administrator of the estate can create the case. Under ownership, choose “Jeg er bobestyrer/arving” (I am the administrator of the estate/heir) and upload the letter of administration from the probate court as documentation.

If you are a private person and administrator of the estate/heir
Go to borger.dk and search for “Skrotpræmie for bil” (scrapping premium for cars) under “Menu” in the top right-hand corner. Then click “selvbetjening:  Ansøg om skrotningsgodtgørelse” (self-service – apply for scrapping premium). Click the green button “Videre” (continue) and log in with NemID. Under ownership, choose “Jeg er bobestyrer/arving” (I am the administrator of the estate/heir) and upload the letter of administration from the probate court as documentation.

If you are a business and administrator of the estate/heir
Go to virk.dk and search for “Skrotpræmie for bil” (scrapping premium for vehicle) – select “Skrotpræmie for bil – Miljøstyrelsen” (scrapping premium for vehicle – Danish Environmental Protection Agency), then click  “Selvbetjening” (self-service) and log in with the business’s NemID. Under ownership, choose “Jeg er bobestyrer/arving” (I am the administrator of the estate/heir) and upload the letter of administration from the probate court as documentation.

Go to borger.dk and search for “Skrotpræmie for bil” (scrapping premium for cars) under “Menu” in the top right-hand corner. Then click “selvbetjening:  Ansøg om skrotningsgodtgørelse” (self-service – apply for scrapping premium). Click the green button “Videre” (continue) and log in with NemID.

Under ownership, choose “Jeg ejer bilen og kan fremvise dokumentation for dette” (I own the car and can present documentation) – upload this documentation.

Read more about Car scrapping

Contact a car breaker and ask him/her to create the case. You must bring your identity documents.

 See list of approved vehicle dismantlers

Read more about Car scrapping

This means that a case has already been created for the car. If the car breaker has created the case, you can approve it as described below. If you don’t know about the case, please contact us.

If you are registered as the personal owner of the car
Go to borger.dk and search for “Skrotpræmie for bil” (scrapping premium for cars) under “Menu” in the top right-hand corner. Then click “selvbetjening:  Ansøg om skrotningsgodtgørelse” (self-service – apply for scrapping premium). Click the green button “Videre” (continue) and log in with NemID. Here you will find the scrapping request under “1. Godkend skrotningsanmodning”, (approve scrapping request) and you can now reject or approve.

If the vehicle is registered by a business
Go to virk.dk and search for “Skrotpræmie for bil” (scrapping premium for vehicle) – select “Skrotpræmie for bil – Miljøstyrelsen” (scrapping premium for vehicle – Danish Environmental Protection Agency), then click  “Selvbetjening” (self-service) and log in with the business’s NemID. Here you will find the scrapping request under “1. Godkend skrotningsanmodning”, (approve scrapping request) and you can now reject or approve.

Read more about Car scrapping

The scrapping premium will be paid within two weeks. It amounts to DKK 2,200 and is paid to your NemKonto (your official bank account).

Read more about Car scrapping

”Salgsbil med transport af krav på godtgørelse” (car sold with transfer of claim for premium) means that you have sold the car to a car breaker. He or she can now resell the car or scrap it within six months.

If you approve the scrapping request, you waiver the scrapping premium which is transferred to the car breaker.

However, you are not obliged to act if you do not have an agreement with the car breaker.

If you are registered as the personal owner of the car
Go to borger.dk and search for “Skrotpræmie for bil” (scrapping premium for cars) under “Menu” in the top right-hand corner. Then click “selvbetjening:  Ansøg om skrotningsgodtgørelse” (self-service – apply for scrapping premium). Click the green button “Videre” (continue) and log in with NemID. Here you will find the scrapping request under “1. Godkend skrotningsanmodning”, (approve scrapping request) and you can now reject or approve.

If the vehicle is registered by a business
Go to virk.dk and search for “Skrotpræmie for bil” (scrapping premium for vehicle) – select “Skrotpræmie for bil – Miljøstyrelsen” (scrapping premium for vehicle – Danish Environmental Protection Agency), then click  “Selvbetjening” (self-service) and log in with the business’s NemID. Here you will find the scrapping request under “1. Godkend skrotningsanmodning”, (approve scrapping request) and you can now reject or approve.

Read more about Car scrapping

Shortcuts

Digital scrapping - Danish EPA

See Danish Environmental Protection Agency’s information about scrapping of cars and the Digital disbursement system (DUS)

For car importers

See producer responsibility for car importers

Batteries legislation

See legislation for automotive batteries. Batteries in imported cars are subject to producer responsibility

Vehicles - legislation

See provisions for scrapping, environmental treatment, and producer responsibility for vehicles

For car breakers

Go to Reporting of environmental treatment of vehicles

Information about diesel scheme

See what is left in the diesel scheme fund

  • 95,000 vehicles
    were scrapped in 2020
  • 85,575 car owners
    received a car scrapping premium
  • 198 car breakers
    undertook environmental treatment of vehicles
  • 69,977 tonnes
    were sent for reuse or recycling