Vessel Turn-In Program Available to Corpus Christi Residents

Proper Boat Disposal Protects Coastal Waterways

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

Unwanted or abandoned vessels can be properly disposed of at the J.C. Elliott Transfer Station year-round and at no cost to residential customers hauling the vessels. Commercial haulers will pay $49 per boat 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 disposing of unwanted vessels legally and safely. Proper vessel disposal prevents leakage of oil, gasoline, and battery acid into our coastal waterways.

Vessels accepted for disposal at the J.C. Elliott Transfer Station include:

  • Motorboats
  • Sailboats
  • Paddle Boats
  • Wave Runners
  • Jet Skis
  • Boat Trailers

VTIP participants need to remember the following:

•     Must complete Proof of Ownership or Release of Ownership Waiver.

•     Waivers available on-site or online at

•     Remove all oil, gas, and batteries from vessels.

•     Boats need to be clear of all waste and debris.

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

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

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

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

Media representatives can contact Senior Public Information Office Amy Gazin at 361-826-1655 or email at