Abandoned vehicles

Our responsibilities

We have a duty under Section 3 of the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978, to remove a vehicle, which is abandoned within Central Bedfordshire.

We can issue fixed penalty notices to the registered keeper of any vehicle found to be abandoned under Part 2 Section 10 of the Clean Neighborhoods and Environment Act 2005.

We can:

  • remove, store and dispose of abandoned vehicles with some value within 7 days of a report
  • recover any and all costs relating to the removal, storage or disposal from the person responsible for abandoning the vehicle
  • trace vehicle ownership and impose fines on those abandoning vehicles

Please note: if our officer does not consider a vehicle abandoned based on the criteria for an abandoned vehicle, we cannot remove or dispose of it.

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