Abandoned vehicle disposal costly to county in West Hawaii

  • An abandoned vehicle sits on the side of Makala Blvd. on Monday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • An abandoned vehicle notice is taped to a car off Makala Blvd. on Monday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • An abandoned vehicle notice is taped to a car off Makala Blvd. on Monday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • An abandoned vehicle sits on the side of Makala Blvd. on Monday afternoon. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • A passerby checks out an abandoned vehicle Monday on the side of Makala Boulevard. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Abandoned vehicles are more than eyesores, traffic hazards and general nuisances to the county and the taxpayer. They’re also big business.