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Vehicle-disposal-fee waiver in effect until Aug. 2

LIHU‘E — Residents may continue to waive junk-car-disposal fees if proper paperwork is presented to the Department of Finance Motor Vehicle Registration division.

However, beginning Monday, Aug. 2, a $60 (plus tax) fee will be required to dispose of vehicles using a waiver, release and indemnity form. Other fees may be applicable.

“To make an appointment to junk your vehicle, please visit Appointment slots are available to complete this service,” Director of Finance Reiko Matsuyama said in a press release. “This is a free service providing that you can show proof of ownership. We do not collect any back taxes for anyone junking a vehicle.”

A resident bringing in their completed junking affidavit to Puhi Metals Recycling will not be charged for disposal. Vehicle disposal at Puhi Metals does not include towing or hauling the vehicle. Residents should work with a licensed and permitted tow operator to transport their vehicle to Puhi Metals.

Businesses are not eligible for free vehicle disposal.

“The county created the waiver system for unusual circumstances such as illegal dumping on private property or death of a family member where the title and other vehicle documentation was difficult to attain,” said Keola Aki, county recycling programs coordinator.

The waiver fee covers the administrative cost to track and archive vehicle information properly.

More information is available at For questions or concerns, email or call 808-241-4841.
Source: The Garden Island

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