Report an Abandoned Bicycle

What we do with abandoned bicycles

Once a bicycle has been identified as abandoned or unroadworthy, we will secure a notification of removal  to the bike handlebar. This informs of our intention to remove the bicycle after seven days from the date on the tag if still present in the same condition .

If  the bicycle has not been removed  within seven days, it will be taken to the Direct Services depot in Marsh Road (OX4 2HH) where it will be held in a secure compound until 35 days from the date of tagging.

After 35 days from the date of tagging, all unclaimed bikes will first be offered to charitable organisations, after which any remaining bikes will be recycled for scrap. 

All enquiries should be directed to Streetscene, Cowley Marsh, Marsh Road, Oxford, OX4 2HH.

We do not sell abandoned bikes to members of the public.