CLEAN-UP bosses say they're winning the war against dumped cars.
Rusting and burned- out vehicles are becoming a thing of the past as a result of measures laun- ched in April last year.
Removal procedures were speeded up in a deal with police.
A Kirklees Council report says: "The majority of abandoned vehicles are removed within four working days."
Managers revealed they aim to launch a low-fee scheme where people can get end-of-life vehicles to be towed away.
They also hope to get the time for removing dumped cars down to just two days.
Under old rules, stickers were put on abandoned vehicles in the hope the owner would find and collect their property.
That procedure would sometimes take weeks.
Now reports are passed straight to police, who search their computer to discover whether the vehicle appears to have been abandoned or not.
If it is thought to have been dumped illegally, the police vehicle removal contractor disposes of it.
The scheme was last month commended in the national Idea of the Year competition of Ideas UK, a not-for-profit group aiming to stimulate ideas.
Mike Proud, Kirklees' strategic waste manager, said: "It has proved extremely successful."