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Killeen Texas - City of Killeen temporarily suspends curbside bulk collection 23 May 2022 ( news )
Killeen , state Texas ( By Press Release office)
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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
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