Brownsville to collect old tires at Saturday event

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Brownsville residents recycle their tires Saturday morning, June 6, 2020, at La Esperanza Park in Cameron Park. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald)

Brownsville will hold a free tire collection event, as part of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council’s “Road to Recycling” Regional Tire Collection Project.

On Saturday, residents can drop off used tires to designated collection sites, based on each resident’s location.

Up to four tires per person are allowed. No oversized or tractor tires will be accepted. Proof of residency is required. You will be asked to present a driver’s license, utility bill, or another proof of residency.

“We are happy to host and participate in this regional event for the citizens of Brownsville. Our goal is to help our environment, while supporting our families with a safe, and effective way to reduce waste,” said Mayor Trey Mendez.

Brownsville will have two locations as part of the “Road to Recycling”:

>> 9000 Ruben M. Torres Blvd., from 8 a.m. to noon;

>>1300 La Posada Dr., from 8 a.m. to noon.

Additional locations will be provided by Cameron County in Brownsville include:

>> 9091 N. Oklahoma Ave., from 7 a.m. to noon;

>>2100 Gregory Ave., 8 a.m. to noon.