Tow company wants a junk-free Nevada County |

Tow company wants a junk-free Nevada County

Overwhelmed with calls from Nevada County residents frustrated with junk cars littering property around their homes, one local tow company is offering to dispose of the eyesores for free.

“I seem to be getting too many calls on this,” said Kent Kilroy, a fifth-generation Nevada County resident and owner of the 30-year-old company Kilroy’s Towing. “It’s making me too busy.”

Kilroy already takes in about 40 junk vehicles per week, along with all of his other jobs, and he gets calls every day from neighbors of junk car owners complaining the owners can’t afford towing and the normal $100 disposal fee.

Law enforcement is also shouldering the burden. According to Grass Valley Police Department records, police fielded 70 calls within the last two months from residents reporting abandoned cars on city streets.

Kilroy decided to make disposal a little bit easier on the owners next week by disposing of cars for free with a “junk slip,” or a nonrepairable vehicle certificate from the Department of Motor Vehicles for owners who bring the cars to his yard on Highway 49.

Kilroy will be unloading vehicles with a junk slip free of charge between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. May 8 through May 12.

He asks anyone who plans to bring in a junk car to call him first at 273-3495.

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