"Road To Recycling"

Rio Grande Valley Regional Tire Collection Project

The Road-to-Recycling project have thus far collected and properly disposed of nearly 30,000 tires!

"Round 3" of the "Road to Recycling Regional Tire Collection Project" ocurred on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

For additional information, please call LRGVDC at (956) 682-3481

Road to Recycling Project Details:

  • Event will feature various tire drop-off locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley (*please refer to map for locations)
  • Residents may drop off up to 4 tires per person (*proof of RGV residency may include utility bill, driver's license, etc.)
  • Round 1 = Saturday, June 24, 2017. (7,000 tires collected)
  • Round 2 = Saturday, July 15, 2017. (10,000 tires collected)
  • Round 3 = Saturday, October 7, 2017
  • Tire Manifest Sample

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 spring 2017 with a designated collection days scheduled for June, July and August. Through combined efforts of regional resources, nearly 30,000 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!