The removal and disposal of abandoned vehicles is ultimately the responsibility of the local authority. Under Section 3(1) of the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978 we are responsible to move any vehicle which is abandoned on council land and privately owned land in certain circumstances. This costs authorities a great deal of money. However, joint working ventures with the DVLA have now made it easier to trace owners. Removing these vehicles should improve our streets and attract less anti-social behaviour.
Last Updated: 08/03/2018