Abandoned vehicles are removed by your local district, borough or city council. If the vehicle is causing an obstruction or is dangerous, it can also be removed by the police.
If you’re not sure which local council to contact, visit Where I live and enter the name of the road where the vehicle has been abandoned into the search. Choose the closest address to the vehicle, then select District Council/Boundaries.
When you report the vehicle, it’s helpful if you can provide the following information: vehicle location, whether it’s dangerous or causing an obstruction, the condition it’s in, registration, make, model and colour.
Getting rid of end of life vehicles
Government regulations mean car owners are entitled to free take-back for their old vehicles. Car manufacturers have established a nationwide network to accept them.
If your vehicle has come to the end of its life, you can use a car recycling service like Rewarding Recycling or CarTakeBack to get rid of it.
Our powers and what to do if your vehicle is removed