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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Residents can now dispose of two vehicles per year for free

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management’s Abandoned Vehicles and Metals Section has expanded its successful Junk Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program, effective today. The program helps residents dispose of unwanted vehicles legally and properly.

“I want to recognize and mahalo our Abandoned Vehicles and Metals Section for working hard to expand this program for our residents,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. “I strongly urge the public to take advantage of this service, which will help clean up our roadways and make them more safe and accessible to everyone. Our staff continues to do their part in addressing this issue and we appreciate the public’s assistance.”

The Abandoned Vehicles and Metals Office has streamlined the vehicle disposal process. Now, residents are no longer required to visit a Division of Motor Vehicle and Licensing office to permanently junk their vehicle, and residents are now allowed to junk two vehicles per year, instead of one, with no disposal processing charge.

Vehicles must meet eligibility criteria, and owners will be required to present proper documents. Residents should refer to www.mauicounty.gov/avm to review the updated eligibility criteria and instructions, and to download the proper forms.

Residents will still be required to meet the eligibility requirements, complete the required forms, and then deliver their vehicle to the permitted metals recycling facility in Puunene. Participants are required to complete a short survey for continued monitoring of the program’s success.

This new streamlined process will allow more residents to dispose of their junk cars safely and legally while decreasing the number of abandoned vehicles on public roadways.

To report an abandoned vehicle, please call the Maui Police Department, non-emergency number, 244-6400, press “0” and a dispatcher will take the report. For more information, contact the County of Maui AVM Office at 270-6102 or go to www.mauicounty.gov/avm.

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