County picking up disposal fee for old cars
HILO — The county has instituted an amnesty program for owners seeking to get rid of their unwanted vehicle.
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Don’t kid yourself…the offending owners are being subsidized by the rest.. through unnecessary fees. Fine the owners .out a lien on homes…garnish wages cut off benefits until they pay “their fair share”… 100% of the cost!
Even at that…I would imagine a lot of these owners could not afford the towing fee…
The towing is the main issue. Getting disintegrating cars our of ditches, undergrowth, and lava fields is expensive.
It appears we have some knowledgeable vehicle owners on our street. Inoperable vehicles parked half on the shoulder and half on their private property. What’s with that?
Does this mean that the state will get rid of that vehicle off the road in the lava field just past hualalai that’s been down there for months? Really nice sight for tourists says a lot about local drivers and state commitment ..
Maybe collect the money up front as a required deposit on new vehicle sales or on import into the county. Refund it on car export. It can be at a significant discount since the county will get to keep and use the money for the 10+ years until it is time to scrap the car.
Very savvy suggestion indeed. Sadly, that’s also why nobody would be interested in pursuing it.
Tip – Kaloko is a place where many car wrecks can be found. Sad – how people treat the land.