Solid Waste

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Solid Waste News

Free Holiday Trash Collection

The City of Killeen will pick up your excess holiday trash.

Regular Day                          Special Day
Monday                                   December 30
Tuesday                                   December 31
Thursday                                 December 26
Friday                                       December 27

Place garbage in plastic bags no larger than 33 gallons or boxes no larger than eight cubic feet at curbside at least four feet away from the roll-out container by 7 a.m. n your special collection day.

Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve collections on normal schedules.  Killeen Recycling Center and Transfer Station will be closed December 24, December 25 and January 1.

Killeen Expands Recycling Services

New drop off locations for recyclables offer added convenience.

The City of Killeen has added two locations to improve recycling convenience for residents. The new locations are at the Clear Creek water tower at 6520 Clear Creek Road and near Killeen Rodeo Grounds at 3201 S. WS Young Drive.

Recyclers can take all types of paper, #1 and #2 plastics, steel, tin and aluminum cans and cardboard boxes. Details and instructions are printed on the recycling trailers.

Materials not accepted include household garbage, plastics #3 through #7, plastic shopping bags, Styrofoam, wax-lined containers such as milk cartons and juice boxes.

Both drop-off locations are lighted and open 24 hours a day. They are free to use.

Killeen Recycling Center and Killeen Transfer Station accept the materials listed above as well as used cooking oil, used automotive oil and filters, cell phones and rechargeable batteries. The Recycling Center is located at 111 E. Avenue F and is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Transfer Station is located at 12200 State Highway 195 and is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The City of Killeen in cooperation with the CTCOG will be hosting our annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, July 20, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Special Events Center located at 3601 S. W.S. Young Dr. This event will be open to the residents of Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills and San Saba Counties.

 We will be accepting:

  • Paints
  • Household Cleaners
  • Antifreeze
  • Motor Oil
  • Batteries
  • Acids/Other Chemicals
  • Fluorescent Bulbs/Tubes
  • Petroleum Products
  • Pesticides/Herbicides

Please DO NOT bring:

  • Electronics
  • Fire Alarms
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Ammunition
  • Explosives
  • Tires


 These collections are for residential materials only. No materials will be accepted from business, industry or agricultural operations. Residents should carefully load containers into their vehicles. Glass containers should be cushioned to prevent breakage.

Keep chemicals in their original container, with an original label preferred. Place leaking containers in a spill-proof container or bag.

Remain in your car! At the collection site, attendants will remove the unwanted materials from your vehicle. Do not get out of your vehicle at the drop-off site. If you have a car that has a trunk that must be opened with a key, be prepared to give the key to the attendant.