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Posted on: March 17, 2020

3-17-20 Solid Waste Service Changes

City of Killeen Solid Waste services will suspend collection of residential and commercial bulk items and construction and demolition debris effective March 19 and until further notice. Regular collection of trash containers will continue as scheduled.

This temporary change in service is to minimize the potential exposure of employees and the public to the COVID-19 virus.

Bulk items include but are not limited to furniture, all types of building materials and excess household or business waste. These items require personal contact by employees for collection and will therefore not be picked up.

Collection of trash containers is an automated process requiring no personal contact. These services will continue normally; however, overloaded containers, which are those with trash extending above the container rim, may not be serviced.

Items that are always prohibited from collection are:

  • Rock
  • Dirt
  • Deceased animals or deceased animal waste
  • Tires; tire and wheel combinations
  • Hazardous waste materials
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Vehicle bodies; engines; boats; camper shells
  • Lawn mowers; riding mowers
  • Liquid waste of any kind

Residential brush collection is automated and will continue without interruption.

For bulk items and excess waste, the Transfer Station will remain open for normal business hours. Residents may dispose of up to 300 pounds free once per month with a current City utility bill.

Killeen Recycling Center remains open and accepts all types of paper, #1 and #2 plastics, steel, tin and aluminum cans, glass bottles and jars and cardboard boxes. Two recycling trailers also accept these items.

The City of Killeen is taking action to protect the health and safety of our employees and citizens. We recognize the impacts of these service changes and apologize for the inconveniences they cause. For specific issues related to Solid Waste, please visit KilleenTexas.gov/SolidWaste or email sw-info@killeentexas.gov.

For current information related to COVID-19 and local impacts, please visit KilleenTexas.gov/COVID19.

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