Solid Waste Services

The City of Killeen Solid Waste Division provides municipal garbage collection, disposal and container services for all residential and commercial establishments in Killeen.

The Solid Waste Division is divided into five operations:

Residential Services
The City of Killeen provides once per week residential garbage collection to approximately 47,000 households. Customers can choose from 96 gallon, 64 gallon, or 32 gallon containers. Pickup is provided using automated equipment that grasps the container and lifts and empties the container into the collection truck. This type of system is faster, more efficient, and safer for employees.

Commercial Services
The City of Killeen provides garbage collection for commercial customers. Customers can select from a variety of dumpster container sizes and frequency of pickup. Call (254) 501-7785 for more information on commercial services.

Recycling Services
The Killeen Recycling Center provides an opportunity for citizens and commercial businesses to participate in a community recycling program. The city also offers curbside recycling collection to residential customers through a subscription service. The cost is $2.60 per month. Call (254) 501-7785 for details.

Transfer Station
The transfer station is the central receiving and transfer point for solid waste generated by the City of Killeen. Residential customers are authorized one free disposal of not more than 300 pounds per calendar month at the transfer station, when presenting a current utility bill for their residence showing that solid waste services is a paid utility. Weight in excess of 300 pounds shall be assessed at the current scale rate. Items which shall be accepted for disposal are brush,yard waste, grass clippings, leaves, garbage, rubbish, furniture items, building waste, demolition or construction materials or debris such as carpet, padding, roofing shingles, doors, lumber, sinks, commodes, and sheetrock. Walk behind lawn mowers may also be discarded provided it is demonstrated that the mower does not contain fuel or engine oil.

The Accounting Division is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records for the Solid Waste Fund in compliance with City fiscal policies and procedures. The division provides customer service for the Solid Waste Division handling approximately 95,000 customer contacts annually. It inputs and processes solid waste charges, container/component information, and customer requests. Accounting processes accounts payable, accounts receivable, assimilates data, prepares various financial reports, and monitors internal controls.


 Contact Information

Michael Cleghorn
Director of Solid Waste
2003 Little Nolan Rd.
Killeen, TX

(254) 501-7785

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For general questions, email Solid Waste
To contact the director, email Mr. Cleghorn 


 Solid Waste Ordinance
 Solid Waste Master Plan
 Upcoming Events

 Frequently Asked Questions

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 Hours of Operation

Solid Waste Administration
2003 Little Nolan Road, Building I
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Transfer Station
12200 SH 195
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Recycling Center
111 E. Avenue F
Monday, Tuesday, Friday
11:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday
11:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Even Dated Saturdays
8:00 a.m. to Noon
Phone: (254) 554-7KRC

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