Solid Waste

Curbside Bulk Trash Collection Temporarily Suspended

No Bulk Pick Up Square Opens in new windowThe Killeen City Council has approved a temporary suspension of curbside bulk pickup, beginning the week of Monday, May 30th - September 30th, 2022. This will help with an extreme staffing shortage and high turnover rate (a trend being seen across the country).

Citizens will still have full access to the City’s Transfer Station (12200 State Highway 195) where they can dispose of up to 300 pounds of bulk items per month of charge.

Only the container and brush will be serviced. If you require an additional container, you can order one with no fee, just the monthly charge of:

  • 32G: $16.25/month
  • 64G: $17.63/month
  • 96G: $19.78/month

The City of Killeen will NOT accept yard waste but WILL accept brush. By City Ordinance definition: 

  • Brush (will still be collected): Cuttings or trimmings from trees or shrubs of such length that cannot be placed in a container.
  • Yard waste (will NOT be collected): Leaves, grass clippings, shrubs or plant cuttings, yard and garden debris, resulting from yard maintenance, that can be placed in a plastic bag for disposal.

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Accepting (at no charge): fluorescent bulbs/tubes, acids/other chemicals, antifreeze, petroleum products, household cleaners, used oils, pesticides/herbicides, paints, batteries

Do not bring: electronics, fire alarms, smoke detectors, explosives, pressurized containers.

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  • During the last couple of months there has been a significant rise in the amount of brush and bulk items for collection around the City. There are not as many brush and bulk collection vehicles operated daily as there are side-load vehicles; therefore, there are occasions when they are not able to complete collection of brush and bulk items for all of the daily routes. When this occurs, the brush and bulk collection vehicles will begin the following day on the routes that were not completed, then begin the current days’ routes. The Solid Waste Division asks for patience as we continue to work diligently through these delays and commit to completing these routes as soon as possible.
  • 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 StatementTruck Collecting Waste on Street

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

Residential Collection Schedule

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Killeen Drop-Off Recycling Services

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

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.

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 - Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 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.