§ Mr. Wilson
Local authorities are responsible for dealing with abandoned vehicles and DEFRA currently holds no central records of the number of vehicles abandoned each year. However, it estimates that some 165W 350,000 were abandoned in the United Kingdom in 2000. Information on the number of abandoned vehicles removed by local authorities has been collected for the first time in DEFRA's 2000–01 Municipal Waste Management Survey which will be published in August.
In its three most recent annual reports, the Automotive Consortium on Recycling and Disposal (ACORD) has estimated that the following numbers of vehicles were scrapped: 1.8 million (1998), 1.8 million (1999), 2.0 million (2000).