Solid Waste

THE solid waste OFFICE IS OPEN WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING PRACTICES IN PLACE. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO CONDUCT BUSINESS BY PHONE, EMAIL AND WEB TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the highest quality solid waste service every day for everyone!

Truck Collecting Waste on Street

Special Holiday Trash Collections

City of Killeen trash collections will run on an amended schedule December 21 through January 1 due to the Christmas and New Year holidays. Monday and Tuesday collections will remain the same, but Thursday collections will be on Wednesday, and Friday collections will be on Thursday.

 

The City is offering free excess waste collection to help residents clean up after the holidays. Excess trash will be picked up curbside on the first collection day after Christmas according to the following schedule:

 

Regular day         Holiday schedule collections              Excess collection day

Monday               Monday, December 21 and 28           Monday, December 28

Tuesday               Tuesday, December 22 and 29            Tuesday, December 29

Thursday             Wednesday, December 23 and 30     Wednesday, December 30

Friday                   Thursday, December 24 and 31         Thursday, December 31

 

Excess trash may be placed in plastic bags no larger than 33 gallons or boxes no larger than eight cubic feet. All items must be at curbside by 7 a.m. on the special collection day and must be at least four feet away from the roll-out container.

 

This collection does not include bulky items like furniture, tires, construction waste or appliances. A fee will be assessed for those items.

 

Killeen Transfer Station will be closed December 24 and 25 and January 1. Residents may dispose of up to 300 pounds of excess trash at the facility free one time per month.

 

Killeen Recycle Center will be closed December 24 and 25 and January 1 but a recycle trailer will be available at the location. Additional Killeen recycle trailers will also be open at 6520 Clear Creek Road and 3201 S. WS Young Drive. 

solid waste holiday hours

November 26, 2020
Garbage Collection Services – Regular service schedule
Solid Waste Offices – Closed
Killeen Recycling Center – Closed
Transfer Station – Closed to the public

November 27, 2020
Garbage Collection Services – Regular service schedule
Solid Waste Offices – Closed
Killeen Recycling Center – Closed
Transfer Station – Open 8:00am – 2:00pm

December 23, 2020
Garbage Collection Services – Thursday service schedule will be collected
Solid Waste Offices – Open
Killeen Recycling Center – Open
Transfer Station – Open

December 24, 2020
Garbage Collection Services – Friday service schedule will be collected
Solid Waste Offices – Closed
Killeen Recycling Center – Closed
Transfer Station – Closed to the Public

December 25, 2020
No collection services
All Solid Waste offices will be closed

December 28, 2020
Garbage Collection Services – Regular service schedule
*Holiday bulk collection for Monday routes
All Solid Waste offices will be open

December 29, 2020
Garbage Collection Services – Regular service schedule
*Holiday bulk collection for Tuesday routes
All Solid Waste offices will be open

December 30, 2020
Garbage Collection Services – Thursday service schedule will be collected
*Holiday bulk collection for Thursday routes
All Solid Waste offices will be open

December 31, 2020
Garbage Collection Services – Friday service schedule will be collected
*Holiday bulk collection for Friday routes
All Solid Waste offices will be open

January 1, 2021
No collection services
All Solid Waste offices will be closed

The Solid Waste Residential Services department provides additional bulk pick up, free of charge, of Christmas related waste (i.e. packages from gifts and up to four (4) additional bags of trash), for the week following Christmas Day. Additional bulk collections will take place on your scheduled holiday collection day; Monday, December 28, 2020 to Thursday, December 31, 2020. Bulk items must be placed at the curb, along with your trash container, no later than 7:00am on your collection day. Please contact our Solid Waste offices at (254) 501-7785 with any questions. Happy Holidays!


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.