Getting rid of junk cars....
I have a property on STX that has been a rental for several years.
The last tennants left 2 cars on the property, that are really not in that bad of shape but I have no use for them.
Does anyone know of a company, agency, or junkyard that will come pick them up? Even for a fee?
I have to get rid of them.
Thanks in advance
Are the cars running? We will be over in February and are going to need to purchase a car. You said they weren't in bad shape but I am not sure how good of shape that means. Please inform.
Sorry - no they are not running (I dont think).
They are not that old, but I dont have keys, and some windows are smashed etc.
The reason I say they are not in bad condition is that they are not like in pieces or just axles or whatever - and someone who knows what they are doing just might be able to get them running with very little work or at least they are very salvagable for parts.
Who knows - they might even start right up - I honestly have no idea.
I am in florida right now and cant deal with them, and consider them a nuisance at this point - and would love to get rid of them.
As a matter of fact, I just found this picture of the cars.
Click on the album and then click on the photo.
It looks like a 2 door beretta and a 4 door jeep cherokee SUV.
PLEASE COME STEAL THESE CARS FROM MY PROPERTY!!
If you are interested let me know and we can make arrangements, first come first serve, NO CHARGE.
Getting rid of a car you own and have the title for is a process in the VI. If you don't have the paper good luck.
The simplest solution is either drag the cars off your property and let some one else deal with it or dig a big hole and bury them. Not easy if your soil rocky but it gets the cars out of the way.
Thank you JimDandy.
I do not have papers for these cars as they are not mine. They were abandoned on my property.
But they have to be of value to someone I would think. For all I know, they might even run.
If nobody responds to this I guess I will have to get them towed and done away with properly, but if someone wants them they are more than welcome to them.
Ru sure that they belonged to yr tenants - they might be stolen - then tha t would be the rightful owner(s)' problem. That would be cool, huh?
zack: Check with the Waste Management Authority. We had this problem with a car on our property. We were ready to pay to tow it to the land fill, but you have to pay to prepare it and are liable if the owner decides to come back. Very difficult proposition.
And shame on Jim Dandy to suggest burying a car on an island! A nice toxic mess to drain into the ocean.
I made the suggestion to bury the car facetiously. But seriously do you think burying the car is any more toxic that the hundred of cars abandoned on vacant lots covered up by weeds just rusting away.
This is a serious problem in the VI. They need to do something so people can dispose of automobiles and household appliances without just dumping them in a vacant lot.
Okay, Jim Dandy, I remove the shame I placed on you, then. 😉 But you are correct that it is a huge problem, not unlike many of the other huge problems we have around here. That is why I suggested WMA. They are supposed to be the authority on waste management...
Yeah - unfortunately 2 dopes made it MY huge problem.
I would think someone would want these things, at least for parts, but what the hell do I know.
Im just pissed that someone elses problem has now become mine just because of random bad luck and inconsideration.
Zack, I've been there done that bigtime in the past year. A towing company won't take the cars if they're either unregistered or the registration has expired, and I assume this is your predicament. If you owned the cars and had the papers, a two company would charge you minimum $250 to take them to the dump although you can sometimes get away a little cheaper if you remove the tires and empty the gas tank and oil. But that's not yor situation.
You need to call the Governor's office on STX (340-773-1404) and get in touch with whoever on STX is in charge of the Anti-Litter and Beautification Program. One of that department's programs involves picking up abandoned cars which are either on public or private property. They will come out to your place and "tag" the cars and then remove them in due course. With all due respect to East Ender, the WMA isn't a part of this program although they may properly direct you to the Governor's office.
The process that I went through was extremely frustrating but having lived on STT for over two decades, persistence finally paid off. Not that the persistence which started off nicely pleasant didn't end up a bit down and dirty and I certainly wouldn't advocate that a newcomer be anything but nicely pleasant!
Mine was a long story fraught with consequential problems but when I finally wrote a Letter To The Editor copied to a few Senators, the man in charge of the program here wasn't able to BS me any more, the job was accomplished in short shrift and all was finally well, culminating early one morning with TWO police cars and TWO tow trucks standing around to remove the one vehicle which had been dumped on my property. The whole story is much longer but bears no retelling on this forum!
So there's your resource. Get on the horn, find out to whom you need to speak and then follow up nicely, documenting everything as you go (write a confirming letter, etc. and send it via fax or USPS mail, etc.) Cheers and good luck!
Thank you very much for that comprehensive post.
Sounds like good advice.
I guess that is pretty typical- Waste Management not having anything to do with managing waste...