Residents of Sepsiszentgyörgy/Sfântu Gheorghe can get rid of their old cars. The municipality allocated RON 1 million for the financing of a junk car program.
The purpose of the program is to free up the spaces occupied by older vehicles, which, in most cases, are kept in public parking spaces and are also polluting the environment. Under the program, the municipality will pay RON 3,000 for cars that can hold two to seven people and were registered no less than 10 years ago; the vehicles will then be handed over to a junkyard. The claimant cannot have any debts to the municipality and cannot buy a car that is more than five years old in the next three years. The forfeited vehicle must contain all basic parts, for example, the engine, gearbox, frame, etc. So it cannot simply be an empty piece of metal.
The municipality of Sepsiszentgyörgy wants to help those who would like to get rid of their old cars but can’t buy a new one, meaning they cannot participate in Romania’s National Junk Car Program.
Mayor Árpád Antal said they are planning to keep the junk car program for several years; this year, the city allocated RON 1 million to the program but will increase this amount if needed. Considering the great interest already shown, Sepsiszentgyörgy notes that there is no need for everyone to apply at the same time, as they can do so throughout the year. In the city, there are 22,000 cars actively registered and more than half of these, so more than 11,000, are more than 10 years old.
Both physical and legal persons can apply to the program in the customer service bureau of the municipality or by filling out the official form on the www.sepsi.ro site and handing in the necessary documents.
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