Report abandoned vehicles
The local council will deal with any vehicles reported as abandoned on local roads or property (usually including private property). The vehicle will be removed.
If you see a vehicle which you think is abandoned, here are some points which may help you decide:
- Is it displaying a valid tax disc?
- How long has it been there?
- What is the condition of the vehicle?
- Has it any broken windows?
- Is there rubbish / leaves around the vehicle?
If you are unsure, report it anyway to Waltham Forest Direct on 020 8496 3000 or use the online form and an officer will inspect the vehicle within 24 hours (excluding weekends) and decide if the vehicle is abandoned and whether it will be removed from the highway.
If your vehicle has been removed under the abandonment legislation and put in storage at our contractor's pound, the following release fees are applicable:
- £200 for removal
- £40 per day storage (and any part day)
Please ring Redcorn Ltd on 020 885 1962 during the hours 8am-5pm (Monday-Friday).
The Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978 can be viewed here www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1978/3/contents
95 Abandoned Vehicles have been removed from the borough from April 2010 to February 2011.
Untaxed vehicles / nuisance vehicle
If you see a vehicle on your road which is not displaying an up-to-date tax disc,
ring Waltham Forest Direct on 8496 3000 and give them details of registration, colour, make and model. An inspector will then look at the vehicle within 24 hours (excluding weekends) and check details with the DVLA. If the DVLA give authorisation, the vehicle will be removed from the road immediately.
More than 1000 untaxed vehicles have been removed in the borough from April 2010 to February 2011.
If your vehicle has been removed under the Vehicle Excise Legislation for being untaxed, it can be collected from the pound during the times given below. Please ring Redcorn Ltd during the hours 8am-5pm (Monday-Friday) for information on the fees due:
44 White Hart Lane
London N17 9DP
Tel 020 8885 5570
If you have a vehicle that you no longer require, the Council provides a free service for you to dispose of your vehicle. Simply write to the address below giving the Council authorisation to remove your vehicle and attach your vehicle registration document to the letter.
Tell us where the vehicle is parked and we will collect your vehicle within 24 hours (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Please make sure you have removed all personal belongings from the vehicle as well as the tax disc. Once the vehicle is removed we will inform the DVLA of the date that your vehicle was disposed of.
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Abandoned Vehicle Section
Room GO7 Sycamore House
Town Hall Complex
Walthamstow E17 4JF
A permit is required by an business which could cause pollution or is involved in waste management. Permits for Part A(2) and Part B processes are issued