CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City’s Solid Waste and Code Enforcement Departments are encouraging residents to take advantage of the 2022 Vessel Rebate Program (VTIP).

Unwanted or abandoned vessels can be properly disposed of at the JC Elliott Transfer Station year-round and at no cost to residential customers transporting the vessels. Commercial carriers will pay $49 per vessel for vessel disposal.

Since 2017, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) have partnered with the city to highlight the environmental importance of the legal and safe disposal of unwanted vessels. Proper ship disposal prevents oil, gasoline and battery acid from leaking into our coastal waterways.

Vessels accepted for disposal at the JC Elliott Transfer Station include:

  • Motor boats
  • Boat
  • paddle steamers
  • wave runners
  • jet skis
  • boat trailers

VTIP participants should remember the following:

• Must complete proof of ownership or release of ownership.

• Waivers available on site or online at

• Remove all oil, gas and batteries from vessels.

• Boats must be cleared of all rubbish and debris.

• Only vessels 26 feet in length or less are accepted.

• Larger boats are accepted on a case by case basis.

A special VTIP event will be held Thursday, March 24 through Saturday, March 26 at the JC Elliott Transfer Station, Highway 286 and Ayers Street. Hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information on VTIP 2022, visit or contact the Solid Waste Department at 361-826-1655.

Media representatives may contact the Amy Gazin Senior Public Information Office at 361-826-1655 or by email at [email protected]