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.
- 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.