McAllen Recycling Center ready for holiday trash
As 2016 comes to a close, and 2017 inches closer, there are probably some things one would rather leave behind. The McAllen Recycling Center is ready for just that.
"Cardboard, paper, aluminum, tin, metal, e-waste, and again, we provide free paper shredding service,” said Renewable Resources Manager Roberto Trevino.
Trevino says the week after Christmas is the busiest time of the year for the center.
"We probably increase about 20-30 percent more material than we normally get this time of the year,” he said. "We usually get about 150 to 200 residents that come in to drop off something. On Tuesday, we got over 300 cars that actually came.”
Trevino says the center also collects “bulky items. If you have an old refrigerator, you have an old stove, dishwasher, all metals, you can bring them here as well."
The center partners with a company in Brownsville to help break down metals and clean out old computers and hard drives, so that all personal data is safe and doesn't wind up in the wrong hands.
Residents can also drop off their Christmas trees. Trevino says the trees will be broken down and used for pine-fresh mulch which will be available for purchase later in 2017.