"Road To Recycling"

Rio Grande Valley Regional Tire Collection Project

Road to Recycling July 28, 2018 Results:

  • Total Drop off Sites - 42
  • Entities participating - 26
  • Total Tires Collected - 16,793
  • LRGVDC paid for processing fees only and entities paid for labor, transportation and containers.

Tire Disposal FAQs:

What harmful effects can illegally dumped tires cause?

Illegally dumped tires decreases the quality of life in our communities, impacting economic development and posing significant environmental and health risks to our residents.

This issue has become a severe epidemic causing hazards in our waterways, effecting flood-prone drainages areas and serving as breeding grounds for rodents and mosquitoes that carry harmful viruses.

Scrap tire piles can also be vulnerable to catching fire causing serious air quality issues from dense smoke and dangerous toxins.

Click here to learn more about the harmful impacts of illegal tire dumping.

What resources are available in the area to drop off tires for proper disposal?

Several entities across the Valley, both city administered and private business are available for residents of the region that accept tires for proper disposal. Please contact each entity for individual cost and details.

Click here for a list of tire disposal resources across the Rio Grande Valley.

What is local leadership doing about the issue of illegally dumped tires?

Illegally dumped tires is a huge problem for the entire Lower Rio Grande Valley, and to help address this issue, the Counties of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy and many cities throughout our region have partnered together with the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council to bring you the "Road to Recycling" Regional Tire Collection Project.

The project was launched in 2017 with three designated collection days in June, July and October. Through combined efforts of regional resources, over 42,000 used tires have been collected and properly disposed of!

Regional leaders will continue to implement strategies and resources to create sustainable, efficient tire disposal practices

Illegally dumped tires is a huge problem for the entire Lower Rio Grande Valley, but together we can all join the "Road to Recycling" and provide a safer and cleaner environment!