Change affects residential, commercial customers; Use of 300 lbs. of free disposal encouraged
KILLEEN, Texas (May 23, 2022) – Curbside bulk trash collection will be suspended in the City of Killeen beginning next week to help combat a Solid Waste staffing shortage and high turnover.
Council approved this emergency measure during the May 17 Council Workshop and it will last for the remainder of the City’s fiscal year (September 30, 2022). The new process would begin the week of May 30 and citizens would still have access to the City’s Transfer Station (12200 State Highway 195) where they can dispose of up to 300 pounds of bulk items once a month, free of charge.
The suspension means that no additional bags around the trash container will be collected, including lawn clippings. Only the container will be serviced and if residents require an additional container, they can order one at a monthly charge of:
- 32G: $16.25/month
- 64G: $17.63/month
- 96G: $19.78/month
The curbside bulk trash suspension information will be distributed to the public through several platforms, including direct mail. Killeen has about 20 Solid Waste vacancies and their workers are averaging 12 hours a day in order to service all residential containers. Our Solid Waste Equipment Operators are collecting more than 1,200 containers a day— about 400 more than the national average.
A reminder that with next week’s Memorial Day holiday collection days will be altered.
- Monday and Tuesday routes will run one day late on May 30 and 31.
- Residents on a Monday schedule will have trash picked up on Tuesday.
- Residents on a normal Tuesday schedule will have trash collected on Wednesday.
Solid Waste collection is a vital service offered by the City to ensure that waste is collected and disposed of in an environmentally-sound, cost-effective, and safe manner. For more information about our Department of Public Works’ Solid Waste division, including the Transfer Station, Recycling Center and holiday trash collection changes, please visit www.killeentexas.gov/SolidWaste.