Solid Waste

THE solid waste OFFICE IS OPEN WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING PRACTICES IN PLACE. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO CONDUCT BUSINESS BY PHONE, EMAIL AND WEB TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the highest quality solid waste service every day for everyone!

Truck Collecting Waste on Street

Free Fall Trash Collection October 5 through 9

The City of Killeen is offering a free additional solid waste service October 5 through 9 to help residents dispose of bulky items and prevent illegal dumping. Items such as furniture, appliances and boxes will be picked up at curbside on scheduled regular collection days.

Collection schedule:
Regular collection day                                      Special collection date
Monday                                                               October 5
Tuesday                                                               October 6
Thursday                                                             October 8
Friday                                                                   October 9 

Bulky items including furniture, mattresses, appliances and boxes will be collected at curbside free. There is no charge for the first three cubic yards, up to 3 feet X 3 feet X 9 feet. A fee of $7.50 will be charged for each additional cubic yard. Refrigerators containing Freon will incur a $42 charge.

No tires will be collected during this event. Tires are accepted for a fee at Killeen Recycle Center and Killeen Transfer Station. 

No brush collection will be offered the week of October 5 through 9. Regular brush collection service will resume October 12.

This collection does not include rock, dirt, deceased animals or liquid waste. Household hazardous waste materials like pesticides, paint, oil, chemicals and batteries are also prohibited in this collection. A full list of hazardous materials and upcoming collection event dates are available at KilleenTexas.gov/Recycle

To assist in proper disposal of waste throughout the year, residents may dispose of up to 300 pounds of excess trash free once per month at the Transfer Station located at 12200 State Highway 195. Business hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Questions about this free fall collection event and other Solid Waste services can be directed to sw-info@killeentexas.gov.

Killeen Expands Recycling Services

New drop off locations for recyclables offer added convenience.

The City of Killeen has added two locations to improve recycling convenience for residents. The new locations are at the Clear Creek water tower at 6520 Clear Creek Road and near Killeen Rodeo Grounds at 3201 S. WS Young Drive.

Recyclers can take all types of paper, #1 and #2 plastics, steel, tin and aluminum cans and cardboard boxes. Details and instructions are printed on the recycling trailers.

Materials not accepted include household garbage, plastics #3 through #7, plastic shopping bags, Styrofoam, wax-lined containers such as milk cartons and juice boxes.

Both drop-off locations are lighted and open 24 hours a day. They are free to use.

Killeen Recycling Center and Killeen Transfer Station accept the materials listed above as well as used cooking oil, used automotive oil and filters, cell phones and rechargeable batteries. The Recycling Center is located at 111 E. Avenue F and is open Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Transfer Station is located at 12200 State Highway 195 and is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.