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#1 Rivlins

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 09:16 PM

I had no idea it was so difficult to scrap an unwanted wreck nowadays.

 

A relation was wanting to get rid of an old vehicle. It is one of the makes that the Amenity Trust doesn't handle - so they told them to get in touch with an organisation called Autogreen instead, to arrange disposal. The trouble is that Autogreen's local agent is 60 North, and they refused to take the vehicle!

 

So in other words, it looks like we’re back to the good old days in Shetland as far as scrap vehicles go, i.e. old wrecks gently rusting away and forming a blot on the landscape!



#2 aaa22

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 09:42 PM

I was told my car would be picked up in 2 weaks 2 years ago. its still here.


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#3 Hamiltonian

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 10:55 PM

I had no idea it was so difficult to scrap an unwanted wreck nowadays.

 

A relation was wanting to get rid of an old vehicle. It is one of the makes that the Amenity Trust doesn't handle - so they told them to get in touch with an organisation called Autogreen instead, to arrange disposal. The trouble is that Autogreen's local agent is 60 North, and they refused to take the vehicle!

 

So in other words, it looks like we’re back to the good old days in Shetland as far as scrap vehicles go, i.e. old wrecks gently rusting away and forming a blot on the landscape!

 

Curious to know more about which vehicles can't get buried by the Amenitys trust. What was the reason they gave you?



#4 wotsit

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 07:44 AM

Hi,

 

The way you go about it is to enter all the car details etc  on Autogreen's own website. You then receive an email stating your car will be picked up within 6 weeks. The car at this point becomes legally their responsibility.

Of course 60 degree North WON'T pick it up within this time, you then ring Autogreen,  explain the situation.They  force 60 degree North to pick the car  up, as they are responsible for disposing of your car now.

 

60 degree North may ask you to pay for this to be done.This is an unlawful request.They would just be trying to make extra cash.Do not pay them any money if asked however tempting this may be to get rid of the car.

 

If the car is still not picked up within a couple of weeks ring Autogreen back suggest that if not car is not sorted out you will be ringing Trading Standards this gets Autogreen moving.

 

You have to accept there are a lot of dead cars on Shetland to be picked up and will be done immediately however 8 weeks should be more than enough time. This does work.

 

If people follow this and be a bit forceful and explain their legal obligations we won't have all these blots on the landscape or such a back log of cars to be disposed of.

 

You must go through the website so that you have emails/paper evidence of transfer of ownership. They can deny a phone call.

 

I Know of people have used this method successfully and got cars removed within 8 weeks.

 

The Amenity Trust who are responsible for the other cars are pretty good however at Voar Redd Up time they are very busy.


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#5 Rivlins

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:04 PM

Yes, we did just that, put the details into Autogreen and got a date from them, then found out that 60 North wouldn't take the vehicle. And a good job we found out beforehand, too, as otherwise we'd have had to pay to transport the wreck back to us (60 North don't collect, so we had to arrange that as well).



#6 lochend

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:10 PM

I might be wrong but i think when you have used Autogreens website 60 north will have to collect the car although they will not want to and will try to get money out of you for it. They are Autogreens agent as far as i am aware and any costs must be paid by autogreen.



#7 Ghostrider

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:41 PM

Is there enough of 60 North left these days to be able to do anything? Last I heard it was fading fast, and that was months back.



#8 Lerwick antiques

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:05 PM

I don't know much about scrapping cars, but while we are on this subject -

 

I heard that the dump is going to start charging everyone for dumping household items, garden waste, white goods etc.



#9 BigMouth

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 04:10 PM

If that is the case we can "look forward" to fly tipping being a new sport here.

#10 Lerwick antiques

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 03:06 AM

That's exactly what I said to the person who told me this. Maybe no true, I don't know, but that's what I was told.



#11 Ghostrider

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:21 AM

They'll be charging you per black bag before they'll let the essy kert pick them up next.

 

Non-domestic is one thing to have additional charges for, but the introduction of a charge for any kind of domestic stuff when they started with charging for bulky household items, was a dangerous precedent that it comes as no surprise that they'll try to expand upon.

 

Makes you wonder just what it is the refuse collection portion of Council Tax pays for any more - paying that, then paying again for anything that isn't an empty beer can or potato peeling definitely feels like paying twice for the same thing.

 

Never mind, fly tipping isn't all bad, sometimes (albeit usually only once in every 33rd blue moon), there's a little scran in it.



#12 peterlovie

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 11:19 AM

hi i can pick up any old cars or scrap pm me 


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#13 Ghostrider

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 04:01 PM

Wanting your old car shifted? Just put it anyplace on a council estate and it'll vanish quicker than in a Paul Daniels magic trick.

They're so keen in there at Housing that they're going around trying to take away ones the owners aren't done with yet and don't want shifted.

At least, that's what they're doing with one of mine. Maybe it was something I said to one of them though that's pissed them off.....

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 09:37 AM

Did anyone figure out how to scrap a car in Shetland. 

 

I too have a car that's not on the list of vehicles picked up by the amenity trust.  I went to the Autogreen website as directed, entered my details and they gave me the number to phone for 60 North.  Unfortunately it was the number for the previous owner of 60 north and he couldn't help me. 



#15 wotsit

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:37 AM

Hi you need to get back in touch with Autogreen tell them that the car is now THEIR responsibility and they must by law arrange for it to be picked up. You should have got an email from them confirming the details on your car on their database which now makes it their responsibility. Be forceful. It does work.
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#16 brian.smith

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:41 AM

They are waiting on the new owners of 60 north getting up and running I spoke to them last week it’s all been a bit of a shambles really my car has been booked since 2016

#17 wotsit

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:52 PM

They still have a responsibility to remove your car,waiting for new owners to sort themselves out is just an excuse.

Get Trading Standards


they are not forfilling their legal duty, you may have been fobbed off it often happens, I have got my vechicles moved this way and sharpish too.

Edited by wotsit, 10 February 2018 - 12:54 PM.