CARS dumped on the streets of Kirklees could soon be a thing of the past.
Kirklees Council - along with the police and DVLA - are planning a scheme to clear them quickly.
Operation Cubit has been used in many areas of the UK and is due to be launched in Dewsbury this year.
If successful, a similar scheme may be carried out in Huddersfield.
The Dewsbury scheme will run for four days and involve identifying untaxed vehicles left on public roads.
They will be taken to a secure compound, unless the owner spots the vehicle removal team and agrees to pay a fine on the spot.
If a removed vehicle is not claimed and no fines are paid within four weeks, the DVLA will crush it into a cube of metal.
Operation Cubit is just one of a number of schemes to tackle the problem of abandoned cars.
In 2002/03 Kirklees Council's strategic waste department investigated about 2,600 reports of abandoned vehicles.
About 600 were removed and destroyed.
The council says it can now find out the vehicle's registered keeper quicker, thanks to an electronic link to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.
Burned-out shells and dangerous vehicles can be removed immediately and wrecks after 24 hours.
Vehicles which still run after they are abandoned can be removed in 10 days if found on adopted roads.