Citing a “huge problem” of illegal dumping of vehicle tires, the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council is sponsoring a free tire collection project.
On Saturday, June 24, residents in the counties of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy will be able to dispose of up to four tires per resident.
The event will be held between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. allowing residents to drop off the used tires at one of more than 25 drop off locations, usually at a county precinct office, according to the LRGVC website. Some area locations are in Precinct 2, 119 El Gato Rd., South Alamo, Precinct 3, 1129 Military Rd., Palmview and 8100 N. Los Ebanos Rd., Alton, and in Precinct 4 at 1051 N. Doolittle Rd., Edinburg and 6025 E. Davis Rd., Alamo.
Interested persons can find the closest drop off location by accessing the council’s website: LRGVDC.org or by calling (956) 682-3481. Persons wanting to dispose of used tires are required to show proof of residency via a driver’s license or utility bill.