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Municipal Recycling Programs in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas

Nearly a dozen cities in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas have municipal recycling programs.

The Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, located in the most southeastern portion of the state, includes the counties of Starr, Hidalgo, and Cameron, all along the Rio Grande, plus Willacy, directly north of Cameron. At the eastern end of this region is the Gulf of Mexico.

Many cities in that region have recycling programs. For more information on any of these programs, including the addresses of drop-off centers, whether the city has a curbside pick-up service, and a list of the types of materials that are accepted, please use the links or the phone numbers in the table immediately below. Links to additional information about recycling, including the TCEQ’s home page for extensive information on the subject, are at the bottom of this page.

City Recycling Program
Alamo Website Exit the TCEQ
Alton Website Exit the TCEQ
Brownsville Website Exit the TCEQ
Edinburg Website Exit the TCEQ
Harlingen Website Exit the TCEQ
McAllen Website Exit the TCEQ
Mission No website. The drop-off site accepts paper, cardboard, and plastic, and is located at 609 Canal. Call 956-580-8780 for the hours.
Pharr Website Exit the TCEQ
Port Isabel No website. The drop-off site is at 217 East Hickman. Call 956-943-6631 to learn the materials accepted and the hours.
San Juan Website Exit the TCEQ
Weslaco No website. The drop-off site is at 1912 Joe Stephens Avenue. Call 956-968-9623 to learn the materials accepted and the hours.

Additional Information

  • The TCEQ web site has a page dedicated to recycling with links to information on many related topics.
  • The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, which serves as the council of governments for Hidalgo, Cameron, and Willacy Counties, has published a summary overview Adobe Acrobat PDF Document Exit the TCEQ of recycling in the region.
  • In July 2011, The Monitor newspaper published an article titled "Recycling on the Rise in RGV" Exit the TCEQ that offers interesting information on this topic.