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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:
- Household Cleaners
- Motor Oil
- Acids/Other Chemicals
- Fluorescent Bulbs/Tubes
- Petroleum Products
Please DO NOT bring:
- Fire Alarms
- Smoke Detectors
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT GUIDELINES:
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.
- What happens if my container is overloaded?
- What if I need a smaller, larger, or additional container?
- What kind of garbage can I put in the container?
- When do I place my container at curbside for pickup?
- What are my options for excess garbage / rubbish or other bulky items that will not fit in the container?
- What if something happens to my container?
- What if my container is stolen or destroyed?