Motoring Discussion > Registration Plate Disposal. Miscellaneous
Thread Author: R.P. Replies: 29

 Registration Plate Disposal. - R.P.
Pre-move work through had me finding a good dozen of number plates that have been on our cars. Need to get rid of them. There is a small security risk with just binning them, any ideas on what to do
 Registration Plate Disposal. - Robin O'Reliant
Use a jig saw to cut them into individual digits or similar untraceable sections.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - R.P.
Might have to resort to that !
 Registration Plate Disposal. - Fullchat
Blowlamp?
 Registration Plate Disposal. - No FM2R
Surely you don't care if people can read them, you'd just rather avoid the hassle of someone finding them usable?

Cut them all in half. Dispose of all the left hand halves in one place and all the right hand halves elsewhere.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - Manatee

>> Cut them all in half. Dispose of all the left hand halves in one place
>> and all the right hand halves elsewhere.

With cards etc I do something similar. I put half the bits in the general waste waiting for collection, and the other half in a bin that won't be emptied until that collection has been done. The chance of the bits being reunited at the council dump must be pretty small.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - Duncan
>> With cards etc I do something similar. I put half the bits in the general
>> waste waiting for collection, and the other half in a bin that won't be emptied
>> until that collection has been done. The chance of the bits being reunited at the
>> council dump must be pretty small.

What do you do with the used bits of tinfoil?
 Registration Plate Disposal. - smokie
I can't think what the security risk is, except someone might use them...?
 Registration Plate Disposal. - sherlock47
If you do not own the vehicle still why bother?

If you are that paranoid, do you cover up your number plates on your car when you take it out of the garage?




 Registration Plate Disposal. - R.P.
The actual registrations are still on retention.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - Runfer D'Hills
I used to have a "private" plate that for years I transferred from vehicle to vehicle, then, about ten years ago, I just got bored with it and the whole process. I realised that I didn't care what my reg plate looked like as long as it was legal, and indeed that it was highly unlikely that anyone else would. Sold it to some mug who did care, or thought others would I suppose. ;-)

I only ever had it in the first place because my wife bought it for me as a surprise Christmas present, and, well, you know how that goes, but I never felt like it was something that floated my boat.

Each to their own as always of course. If it pleases others to have them, then it's a harmless enough thing I guess.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - R.P.
Same here Humph. Neither car nor bikes are on "private plates" anymore. By sure fluke the Volvo's original registration has my initials (because it was on the list of available numbers stuck under my nose).
 Registration Plate Disposal. - CGNorwich
In the late sixties I used to have the number plate RAN 800 on a Morris Oxford. Plates weren’t really a thing then but I wonder what it would be worth now. It still existS I think.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - Zero
>> number plate RAN 800
>> Plates weren’t really a thing then but I wonder what it would be
>> worth now.

Seb Coe might want it.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - Duncan
>> In the late sixties I used to have the number plate RAN 800 on a
>> Morris Oxford. Plates weren’t really a thing then but I wonder what it would be
>> worth now. It still existS I think.
>>

RAN 800 now on a blue Kia, taxed and MOT'd.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - God
I've always been a 'car man' having owned over 45 cars and 5 vans but, I've never fancied a private number plate, in fact I had/have certain 'ideas' about people who have 'em.

When we lived up in Warleggan on the Bodmin Moor, our closest neigh bore lived in an unconverted Wesleyan chapel, no heating, nuffink. Beard down to his knees (you get the picture)

He had a beaten up old diseasel Peugeot 305 estate - with a private plate with his initials on it .. that used to amuse me. Okay geezer though was Roy, I used to order his Viagra for him - he used to do country (or Morris) dancing and meet all the old dears - put him on his back eventually (literally) as he had a stroke while out dancing one night :(
Last edited by: God on Tue 15 Sep 20 at 11:05
 Registration Plate Disposal. - henry k
I scrapped a Sierra but kept its original registration.
I realised it had some value.
The letters were CLD so could easily be someones initials and it had a number less than 32.
It made me a few hundred pounds:-)

So worth checking if the number plate passes the test of reasonble initials plus the low number
 Registration Plate Disposal. - R.P.
I cut most of them up this morning. I was hoping, I suppose, that there was a way to re-cycle them. I have proposed that one is converted to a key-fob for the garage and shed keys. They were missing for the last few days...I found them in my dog walking shoes in the back of the car.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - Runfer D'Hills
I lost, and subsequently found my glasses the other day. Nothing too unusual in that to be honest, as it normally happens on most days that end with the letter y.

However, it was the place I found them that was the most disturbing. They were underneath the boot floor in my car, a space you have to deliberately access. Now, the thing is, I have no recollection of having lifted that cover for any reason for weeks.

Is this it? Has it started?

:-(
 Registration Plate Disposal. - tyrednemotional
....you aren't too far gone if you still remember you wear glasses....

;-)
 Registration Plate Disposal. - R.P.
"It" started for me in my 20s ! :-)....
 Registration Plate Disposal. - Bromptonaut
>> "It" started for me in my 20s ! :-)....

Me too, was regularly late leaving the shared house on account of searching for glasses. Got organised later by Mrs B. Everything - wallet, season ticket, glasses, work pass, car keys and medication on the kitchen table before bed.

The glasses got bad again when I started taking them off to read......
 Registration Plate Disposal. - No FM2R
Constantly searching for stuff is stage one.

I am stage 2; forgetting what I'm searching for mid search.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - R.P.
Looking for the keys had benefits. I found stuff I'd lost, some stuff I didn't know was lost, lost some stuff that was found, then lost again.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - Runfer D'Hills
Reading this is something of a relief. I recently found a fountain pen I lost so long ago that I'd forgotten not only that I'd lost it, but also that I'd ever had it in the first place.

I would like to find my brass Zippo though, even though I have had no use for it for many years.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - Robin O'Reliant
Earlier this year I left the house one morning, got a couple of hundred yards down the road and thought, "Damn (or words to that effect), I've forgot my glasses." Reversed back to the house, as I pulled up I suddenly realised I could see perfectly.

I was already wearing them :-(
Last edited by: Robin O'Reliant on Tue 15 Sep 20 at 21:42
 Registration Plate Disposal. - Zero
Good job I have lost my glasses and can't read any of this. I would so rip the p out of you'se all.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - tyrednemotional
>>
>> I would like to find my brass Zippo though, even though I have had no
>> use for it for many years.
>>

...anything else you might eventually discover that you've not had use for for years...?

:-o.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - Crankcase
When it I had an iphone, using "find my phone" on another device made it ring from down the sofa or wherever. Useful but a bit boring.

I was expecting the same on my Android. But it doesnt ring. It puts on a little fairy voice and sings "I'm here! I'm heeeere!"

Cute as a button. I make it do it sometimes for fun. The joy of the autistic spectrum.
 Registration Plate Disposal. - devonite
My misses suffers from occasional O.C.D, I occasionally lose almost everything I own! - after searching through the house and finding their "new" habitat, I find that after a couple of days or so they have moved again!! ;-)
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