There are a number of different ways you can recycle in the greater Killeen area:
If you have items that are still usable but you don't want them any more, you can either donate them to one of the many help centers and shelters in the city, or you can participate in Killeen Freecycle, a concept to reduce landfill and share with other members of the community that may put these items to good use.
Special Collection events are held periodically in Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties to provide citizens a means to properly dispose of Household Hazardous Waste materials. HHW is comprised of a wide variety of flammable, toxic, corrosive, or poisonous materials. HHW collection events convenient to Killeen area citizens are publicized on this website.
Christmas Tree collection events are usually held the first, sometimes second Saturday after New Years Day. Announcements will be made on this website and on the City of Killeen Government Access Channel, Time Warner Cable channel 10.
Used Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) are accepted by Home Depot for proper recycling.
CFLs are accepted at the periodic Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events.
Killeen’s curbside recycling service will end September 30. No new customers are being accepted.
Residents are still able to recycle at the Killeen Recycling Center. Materials accepted include #1 and #2 plastics, all types of paper, cardboard, steel, tin and aluminum cans, clear, green and brown glass bottles and jars, cell phones and rechargeable batteries.
The center also offers used cooking oil and automotive oil recycling to residents.
The Killeen Recycling Center is located downtown at 111 E. Avenue F. Its hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is also open on even-dated Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
For more information about recycling, visit www.killeentexas.gov/recycle.Read More
The concept of recycling is simple: It turns materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources and produces long-term benefits. The combined waste reduction efforts of municipalities and citizens can make a difference in conserving and protecting our environment.
• Recycling reduces waste and the need for land filling which, in turn, extends the useful life of the landfill.
• Recycling decreases the need to extract and process virgin raw materials that are used in manufacturing processes for the new projects, thereby conserving natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals.
• Recycling saves energy and reduces pollution associated with raw material and mineral extraction and processing.
• Recycling helps sustain the environment and natural ecosystem for future generations.
A special one time free pickup of move-in cardboard boxes is offered to newcomers (within 6 months of arrival) on Wednesdays only. To request pickup, call 501-7785, prior to Wednesday. Cardboard boxes, ten or more, must be flattened and placed at curbside by 7:00 a.m. Up to six (6) boxes are allowed to be filled with paper wrappings; boxes that contain garbage or Styrofoam are not allowed. Do not place boxes at curbside for collection if inclement weather is eminent or forecast. A fee is charged for the pickup of wet cardboard and paper.
The Killeen Recycling Center (KRC) provides an opportunity for Killeen's citizens and commercial businesses to participate in a community recycling program.
PLASTIC - BOTTLES, JUGS, CANS/JARS
• Look for #1 or #2 on container
• Mouth must be equal to or smaller than the base
• Remove and discard all plastic lids
• Crush when possible
• NO motor oil containers
NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, SHOPPING CATALOGS, COLOR AD INSERTS, CARDBOARD, MIXED PAPERS
(to include junk mail, office paper, school paper, envelopes and computer paper)
• Must be clean and dry
• Flatten or break down cardboard boxes
STEEL, TIN & ALUMINUM CANS
• Labels may remain on cans
• Rinse cans of food residue
• Flatten cans to conserve space in your bin
• Aerosol cans MUST be empty
GLASS - BOTTLES AND JARS ONLY
(that contained food or beverages)
• clear, green and brown color only
• Remove plastic lids and caps
• Drain all liquids and rinse. NO broken or treated glass (mirrors, window panes, ceramics, drinking glasses,etc.). NO light bulbs
CELL PHONES AND RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
• NiCad, Lithium Ion, Nickel-Metal Hydride, Sealed Lead
USED COOKING OIL
• Cooking oil of all types. May contain small amounts of food particles such as flour or breadcrumbs but may not be mixed with other types of oil, lubricants, or water.
The City has three waste oil collection sites. Engine oil, hydraulic fluid, transmission fluid, gear oil, and rear end oil are accepted for disposal from individuals only, not from commercial businesses or industry.
are located at:
Do you have a need to weigh a vehicle? If so, the KRC has a certified public scale which can accommodate most vehicles, except large tractor trailer rigs.
A fee is charged for the use of the scales.