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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
Alton Website
Edinburg Website
Brownsville  No website. The drop off site accepts paper, aluminum cans, cardboard, and plastic and is located 308 East Elizabeth St. 
Harlingen Website
McAllen Website
Mission No website. The drop-off site accepts paper, cardboard, and plastic, and is located at Lion's Park (1500 Kika de la Garza Loop). Call 956-580-8780 for the hours.
Pharr Website
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.
South Padre Island Website
San Juan Website
Weslaco Website

Additional Information

  • The TCEQ web site has a page dedicated to recycling with links to information on many related topics.