Abandoned vehicles littering the sides of Mamalahoa Highway and elsewhere around the island are slowly disappearing, thanks to new contracts inked last month by Hawaii County.
Accessed on 01 June 2016, 15:43 hrs, UTC.
Reporter: Nancy Cook Lauer (“West Hawaii Today”).
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Thanks to a new hauling contract signed by Hawaii County last month, some of the abandoned vehicles along the island’s roads are being removed. That couldn’t come soon enough for Holualoa resident Shirlee Shumway, who tells reporter Nancy Cook Lauer there is a long wait before abandoned vehicles are noted by the county and then removed. Meanwhile, the wrecks are stripped of useful parts and litter the roads and highways of Hawaii Island. Shumway says “It takes three months before the AV sign is posted and usually by this time the late night auto supply has done its work.” Part of the problem is falling scrap metal prices “and the loss of markets in China during the past few years.”
Hawaii County Environmental Management Director Bobby Jean Leithead-Todd says new contracts with haulers “are moving the cars off the roadside and onto county lots.”, where the collected vehicles are auctioned off or sent to county scrap yards for shipment off island.
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