STANDARD WEEKLY GARBAGE SERVICES
The City of Killeen is divided into four (4) 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
What size containers are available?
What is my monthly garbage fee?
The available container sizes are: 96-gallon; 64-gallon; and 32-gallon. The monthly garbage fee is based on the size (Volume) of container. The concept is "YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU THROW AWAY", the same as the other utilities that you use, such as water, sewer, and electricity. 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 (KRC) and receive a free compost bin. Call 554-7KRC for information.
To conserve space in your container, consider separating out your recyclables and taking them to the Killeen Recycling Center, or subscribe to the Curbside Recycling Program and reduce your container size.
Where do I place the container on collection day?
Under normal circumstances, the container should be placed at or near the driveway approximately 4 feet from any mailbox, other obstacle, or another container. If you have more that one container, please leave a 4-foot separation between containers.
Generally, on streets where vehicle parking is not allowed, 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 curb with wheels and handle towards your residence.|
The following shall not be placed at curbside or collection: dirt, rock, tires, hazardous waste material, lead acid atteries, any machinery containing oil or gas, such as engines and lawn mowers, liquid waste of any kind, boats, or camper shells.
Yard waste includes grass clippings, leave, shrubs, and garden trimmings. Citizens are encouraged to use a mulching mower which eliminates the raking and bagging of grass. However, if you have yard waste, put it in bags only and place at curbside not 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 (3) cubic yards. For volumes in excess of three (3) cubic yards, the additional fee is $7.50 per cubic yard.|
Things to Remember
when placing Brush and Special Collection Materials out for collection:
|Brush or special collection items must be placed at curbside by 7:00 am on your pickup day.|
|Do not co-mingle brush with junk, trash, or other items. The brush must be free of any other trash.|
|Do not put pallets in the brush pile|
|Do not put treated lumber or fence boards in the brush pile.|
|Cut and stack all brush or place bulky and large items at the curb in front of your house at least four (4) feet away from parked vehicles, low hanging wires, fences, mailboxes, gas meters or other obstacles. The collection vehicle must have safe clearance for its crane and grapple.|
|Some special provisions apply to air conditioning units, refrigerators and other items that contain refrigerants. Units containing a refrigerant must be certified by a licensed technician to be free of the refrigerant before the items can be picked up. Call the Solid Waste Division at 501-7785 for instructions and certification forms that must be completed.|
|Site cleanup of small debris, such as large leaves and small twigs, is the responsibility of the owner.|
Summary of Do's and Don'ts for Container Use
- Place all trash in the container, unless you intend to pay additional fees.
- Keep lid closed to prevent litter and to keep the contents dry, resulting in less weight.
- Place the container at curb away from obstacles and with handle and wheel towards the residence.
- Return your container to storage after collection. Store your container in the backyard, garage, or any convenient location. Do not store the container near a furnace, fireplace, grill or other heat source.
- Put construction debris, rocks, dirt, flammables, or hazardous materials in the container.
- Put hot ashes in the container
- Overfill the container
- Pack trash too tightly
- Paint or write on the container
- Remove the container from your residence