The Council can't have a vehicle removed as abandoned just because it is dangerous, obstructs car parking spaces, doesn't look nice or no one is using it, etc. We can only arrange to uplift a vehicle that has actually been "abandoned". A vehicle is not classed as abandoned simply because it is in poor condition, untaxed or without MOT, although this information may assist us to prove that it is. Some vehicles, even in a derelict condition, can have significant value. We require to know that there is no ownership of the vehicle, i.e. that is it has been "abandoned" by the owner. We can't uplift a car, regardless of its condition, unless we have made proper enquiries to trace the owner first. Our enquiries can take time (immediate removal is never possible) and will consider a number of factors. If the vehicle has a valid tax and/or MOT it will not be considered abandoned regardless of its condition.
The Council does not deal with the roadworthiness of cars, or road traffic offences, e.g. obstruction, being untaxed or having no current MOT. These are matters for the police and should be reported to them by calling 101.
If you wish to report a vehicle as abandoned we will need some details from you before we can proceed with the enquiry:
To report an abandoned vehicle, please use the secure online form.
You can also find information on scrap car collection, recycling and obtaining a DVLA Certificate of Destruction by visiting Cartakeback.com. This site includes an instant quote facility for collection of your old vehicle.
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000