Free Disposal of Unwanted Vehicles for Limited Time

July 31, 2018, 5:12 PM HST
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Many island residents have been complaining about all the abandoned vehicle that have been popping up around the island and now the county is doing something to help alleviate the problem.

The County of Hawaiʻi Department of Environmental Management Derelict and Abandoned Vehicle Section is initiating a short-term program starting in August 2018 that is designed to assist county residents with the disposal of unwanted vehicles. This Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program is to help registered vehicle owners dispose of vehicles legally and properly, in an effort to reduce the number of derelict and abandoned vehicles on public roadways.

A maximum of one vehicle per registered owner may be disposed of at no charge during this program’s time period of Aug. 1 to Oct. 31, 2018. Note that each owner is responsible for the towing and removal costs from the vehicle’s location to the designated scrap metal recycler. The county will pay only the disposal costs directly to the county’s existing scrap metal contractors.

This program may be extended if allocated funds are available.

Applications for this program will be accepted from Aug. 1 to 31, 2018. Registered vehicle owners are encouraged to submit their applications early, due to a limited number of disposal appointments.


Visit online for the application, guidelines, and instructions. If you have any questions, contact the Derelict and Abandoned Vehicle Program at (808) 961-8552 or [email protected].

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