Tire disposal for rural Hidalgo County residents


EDINBURG, Texas — Hidalgo County is inviting to all rural county residents who have old and unused tires to get rid of them at no cost in the Road to Recycling Regional Tire Collection Event on Saturday, July 20.

Sponsored by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, the event seeks to reduce the number of unsightly scrap tires that might be laying around properties. Used tires are a significant source of illegal dumping, and pose significant drainage and vector control challenges.

Only bike, car and light truck tires will be accepted during the Saturday-only event. Please remove all metal rims before disposing of the tires. No commercial tires or waste tires generated from tire businesses will be accepted.

Below are the county collection sites, ID requirements, and hours of operation:

Hidalgo County Precinct 1: – ID and Utility Bill required

Mile 4 ½ North East of FM 493, in Donna 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mile 5 ½ West Road & Mile 21, North in Monte Alto 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mile 1 East and 6 North, in Mercedes 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mile 11 North and Mile 1½ W, in Weslaco 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
FM 493 & 4th (29606 McKinley), in Hargill 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hidalgo County Precinct 2: – ID and Utility Bill required

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

Hidalgo County Precinct 3: – ID and Utility Bill required

Mile 7 (FM 2221) ¼ Mile West of Tom Gill Road, in Peñitas 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
6 ¾ Mile N. Los Ebanos, in Alton 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Corner of Military Rd. and FM 886, in Sullivan 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Military Rd. 0.5 Mile West of FM 1427, in Peñitas 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Hidalgo County Precinct 4: – ID and Utility Bill required

1124 North M Road, in Edinburg 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
0.25 Mile East of Hwy 281 on FM 186, in Linn 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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