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Makuu: DHHL Removes 382 Junk Cars -- Retakes Abandoned Leaseholds
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DHHL, Hawaiʻi County Partnership Removes Hundreds of Vehicles from Makuʻu

News Release from DHHL, November 13, 2020

(Makuʻu, Oʻahu) – The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), in coordination with the County of Hawaiʻi, has completed the removal of 382 intentionally abandoned vehicles and approximately 700 tires on three parcels of agricultural homestead lots in Makuʻu, Hawaiʻi Island.

In September, the Department signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the County to secure aid from the County’s Department of Environmental Management’s Solid Waste Division – Abandon Vehicle Program to remove the abandoned vehicles.

A gate was also installed at the roadway’s entrance to restrict access during the removal. The gate will remain in place until full restoration of the land has occurred and the lots are scheduled to be re-offered to beneficiaries.

“We are appreciative of the collaborative effort to remove these intentionally abandoned cars,” said Hawaiian Homes Commission Chairman William J. Ailā, Jr. “The County of Hawaiʻi has been a key component in moving this effort forward and I’d like to acknowledge the roles of the Hawaiʻi Police Department, the Makuʻu Homestead Association and the community at large who have also aided the process.”

A remediation plan to address related soil contamination from the derelict vehicles is in the works between DHHL and the Hawaiʻi Department of Health. A formal assessment and plan implementation is anticipated to get underway ahead of a new lot offer.

The Department issued a statement in February announcing that an investigation into community complaints was underway. As a result of the investigation, unpermitted structures and abandoned vehicles were cited, along with trespass notices issued to unpermitted campers. DHHL demolished an unoccupied unpermitted structure on one of the lots in May and secured entry points to the parcels.

Lots returned to DHHL or those that come back into inventory as a result of a lease cancelation will be offered to beneficiaries on the Hawaiʻi Island Applicant Waiting List.

“I once again want to underscore the importance of homesteaders occupying and using their homestead lots,” said Chair Ailā. “Once the Department is notified of illegal dumping, the issue has generally already escalated. The result is time and financial means that could otherwise be spent on fulfilling our mission to return native Hawaiians to the land.”

The public is encouraged to report dumping, abandoned vehicles, or unauthorized campers on Hawaiian Home Lands by calling (808) 620-9500.


HTH: Hundreds of abandoned vehicles removed from Makuu


Jan 6, 2020: DHHL Leaseholds--many vacant or abandoned

Feb 8, 2020: Makuu: Homeless Move onto Abandoned DHHL Leaseholds, Set up Auto Junkyard




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