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Environmental Protection Act 1990

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3(1)Subject to the following sub-paragraphs, the local authority, as respects any shopping or luggage trolley it has seized and removed,—E+W

(a)shall keep the trolley for a period of six weeks; and

(b)may sell or otherwise dispose of the trolley at any time after the end of that period.

(2)The local authority shall, as respects any trolley it has [F1seized and removed] , as soon as reasonably practicable (but not later than fourteen days) after its removal, serve on the person (if any) who appears to the authority to be the owner of the trolley a notice stating—

(a)that the authority has removed the trolley and is keeping it;

(b)the place where it is being kept; and

(c)that, if it is not claimed, the authority may dispose of it.

(3)Subject to sub-paragraph (4) below, if, within the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a) above, any person claims to be the owner of a shopping or luggage trolley being kept by the authority under that sub-paragraph, the local authority shall, if it appears that the claimant is the owner, deliver the trolley to him.

(4)A person claiming to be the owner of a shopping or luggage trolley shall not be entitled to have the trolley delivered to him unless he pays the local authority, on demand, such charge as the authority requires.

(5)No shopping or luggage trolley shall be disposed of by the local authority unless (where it has not been claimed) the authority has made reasonable enquiries to ascertain who owns it.

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E1This version of this provision extends to England and Wales only; a separate version has been created for Scotland only

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F1Words in Sch. 4 para. 3 substituted (E.W.) (6.4.2006 for E. and 27.10.2006 for W.) by Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 (c. 16), ss. 99(2), 108 (with s. 100); S.I. 2006/795, art. 2(3), Sch. 2; S.I. 2006/2797, art. 2(r)

3(1)Subject to the following sub-paragraphs, the local authority, as respects any shopping or luggage trolley it has seized and removed,—S

(a)shall keep the trolley for a period of six weeks; and

(b)may sell or otherwise dispose of the trolley at any time after the end of that period.

(2)The local authority shall, as respects any trolley it has seized or removed, as soon as reasonably practicable (but not later than fourteen days) after its removal, serve on the person (if any) who appears to the authority to be the owner of the trolley a notice stating—

(a)that the authority has removed the trolley and is keeping it;

(b)the place where it is being kept; and

(c)that, if it is not claimed, the authority may dispose of it.

(3)Subject to sub-paragraph (4) below, if, within the period mentioned in sub-paragraph (1)(a) above, any person claims to be the owner of a shopping or luggage trolley being kept by the authority under that sub-paragraph, the local authority shall, if it appears that the claimant is the owner, deliver the trolley to him.

(4)A person claiming to be the owner of a shopping or luggage trolley shall not be entitled to have the trolley delivered to him unless he pays the local authority, on demand, such charge as the authority requires.

(5)No shopping or luggage trolley shall be disposed of by the local authority unless (where it has not been claimed) the authority has made reasonable enquiries to ascertain who owns it.

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E2This version of this provision extends to Scotland only; a separate version has been created for England and Wales only

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