The County of Kaua‘i Solid Waste Division is reminding residents that vehicle disposal is free of charge for residents at Puhi Metals Recycling Facility, according to a county press release. The facility is at 3951 Puhi Road, and is open Monday to Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and can be reached at 245-6919.
Legal owners may dispose of vehicles free of charge by completing a Junking Affidavit. Owners must surrender license plates and the certificate of title, along with the Junking Affidavit form to the County of Kaua‘i Motor Vehicle Registration Division.
Beginning June 1, 2018, residents may dispose of up to three vehicles per year free of charge utilizing the Waiver, Release, and Indemnity Agreement form. A fee of $62.50 would be applied to each additional vehicle after the first three disposals. A Waiver, Release, and Indemnity Agreement form is accepted if a Junking Affidavit cannot be obtained. Once license plates and titles are surrendered, vehicles must be transported or towed to Puhi Metals Facility for recycling. Puhi Metals will require a copy of the Junking Affidavit or Waiver, Release, and Indemnity form in order to accept the vehicle for recycling.
Both forms are on the county website at www.kauai.gov/vehicledisposal.
Please visit the vehicles disposal webpage as there are restrictions on size and use of vehicles that are exempt from administrative/processing fees. Tow truck operators are not allowed to complete the Junking affidavit or the Waiver, Release, and Indemnity Agreement form for residents.
Tow Truck Operators:
For towing of abandoned vehicles from commercial properties, operators will be assessed the administrative fee for utilizing the waiver form. It is up to the tow truck operator to pass this fee on to their commercial customers.
For more information, please call the County Recycling Office at 241-4841.