Hidalgo County to host tire collection event set for June 6

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HIDALGO COUNTY – In preparation for Hurricane season, rural county residents can do their part to clean up neighborhoods, roads, and ditches by dumping old tires at free collections sites on Saturday, June 6, said Hidalgo County in a press release.

The Road to Recycling event is sponsored by the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) through a regional collaboration of Rio Grande Valley cities and counties.

The county said the goal is to reduce the number of unwanted tires found in yards, collecting water and creating ideal breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes. Illegally dumped tires are a significant problem for the entire valley, impacting flood-prone areas and waterways, and creating health risks.

There are 35 collection sites across the Rio Grande Valley participating in this one-day event. In Hidalgo County, 11 Trash Collection Stations will be open for rural residents. The event is free to the public. LRGVDC requests that you practice social distancing guidelines and wear a facial covering/mask when dropping off tires at collection sites.

The collection sites are:

Hidalgo County Precinct #1: 956-968-8733 ID and Utility Bill

  • Mile 4 ½ North East of FM 493, Donna – (7 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Mile 5 ½ West Road & Mile 21, North Monte Alto – (7 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Mile 1 East & 6 North, Mercedes – (7 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • Mile 11 North & Mile 1 ½ W, Weslaco – (7 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
  • 29606 McKinley (Corner of McKinley & 5th Street), Hargill – (7 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Hidalgo County Precinct #2: 956-787-1891ID and Utility Bill

  • 119 E. El Gato Rd. (1 Mile East of S. Tower Rd./Border Rd. & El Gato), Alamo – (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Hidalgo County Precinct #3: 956-585-4509ID and Utility Bill

  • Mile 7 (Hwy. 107) & Salida Del Sol Rd., Peñitas – (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • 6 ¾ Mile N. (1/4 Mile S. Hwy 107 on Los Ebanos), Alton – (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • Corner of Military Rd. and FM 886, Sullivan City – (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • Military Rd. 0.5 Mile West of FM 1427, Peñitas – (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Hidalgo County Precinct #4: 956-383-3112ID and Utility Bill

  • 1051 N. Doolittle, Edinburg – (7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Event Rules:

  • 4 tires per person maximum (no oversized or tractor tires)
  • Proof of residency required (driver license & utility bill)
  • Must be a resident of the collection site location

For additional information click here.

For a schedule in Cameron County click here.

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