STANDARD WEEKLY GARBAGE SERVICES
The City of Killeen is divided into four geographical areas. Each of these areas has an assigned garbage collection day, either Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. All garbage collection services are done on this one day. Standard weekly services that are included in the monthly garbage fee are:
AUTOMATED COLLECTION USING ROLL-OUT CONTAINERS
The available container sizes are: 96-gallon, 64-gallon, and 32-gallon. The monthly garbage fee is based on the size (volume) of the container. The concept is, "You pay for what you throw away". The city pays by the ton for all garbage that is collected, transported, and land filled. Citizens equitable share in this cost through the city's variable rates based on container size (volume).
Reduce your container size by recycling and composting. Learn how to reduce your yard waste such as grass clippings, leaves, and hedge trimmings by composting. Attend one of the seminars offered by the Killeen Recycling Center and receive a free compost bin. Call (254) 554-7KRC for information.
To conserve space in your container, consider separating out your recyclables and taking them to the Killeen Recycling Center.
PLACEMENT OF CONTAINERS
Under normal circumstances, the container should be placed at or near the driveway approximately four feet from any mailbox, other obstacle, or another container. If you have more than one container, please leave a four foot separation between containers.
On streets where vehicle parking is not allowed, place the place the container behind the curb on level ground. On streets where parking is allowed, place container in the street gutter with the wheels against the curb for added stability.
Always place the container at the curb with wheels and handle towards your residence.
PROHIBITED ITEMS FOR CURBSIDE COLLECTION
The following shall not be placed at curbside for collection: dirt, rock, tires, hazardous waste material, lead acid batteries, machinery containing oil or gas, such as engines and lawn mowers, liquid waste of any kid, boats or camper shells.
Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, shrubs and garden trimmings. Citizens are encouraged to use a mulching mower which eliminates the ranking and bagging of grass. However, if you have yard waste, put it in bags only and place at curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on your regularly scheduled garbage collection day. Bags shall not weigh more than 50 pounds each and have sufficient wall strength and thickness to maintain physical integrity when lifted at the top with the opening closed.
SPECIAL COLLECTION SERVICES
All waste materials, except prohibited items, placed at curbside on the scheduled weekly garbage day shall be picked up by the city. The utility account for the residential address that generated the waste will be billed (charged) for the service. Placing waste materials at curbside by the resident grants permission for the pickup. Examples of waste materials picked up for additional fees are:
The minimum fee is $21.00 per collection stop for a volume of waste materials up to three cubic yards. For volumes in excess of three cubic yards, the additional fee is $7.50 per cubic yard.
CONTAINER USE DO'S AND DON'TS
|Place all trash in the container or additional fees will be applied||Put construction debris, rocks, dirt, flammables or hazardous materials in the container|
|Keep lid closed to prevent litter and keep the contents dry, resulting in less weight||Put hot ashes in the container|
|Place the container at curb away from obstacles, with handle and wheel towards the residence||Overfill the container|
|Return your container to storage after collection. Store your container in the backyard, garage, or other convenient location. Do not store the container near a furnace, fireplace, grill or other heat source||Pack trash too tightly|
|Paint or write on the container|
|Remove the container from your residence|