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The city of Killeen’s offices are closed Thursday and Friday and next week on Dec. 31 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

There will be no Killeen trash collection services on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 24 and 31. Thursday and Friday routes will run one day early for both holidays.

Monday and Tuesday waste collection will remain the same. Bulk collection days are Dec. 27 through Dec. 30.

The city is also offering free additional bulk pick up for Christmas-related waste during those dates. Items include packages from gifts and up to four additional bags of trash for the week following Christmas Day.

During bulk pick-up days, residents are asked to place garbage in plastic bags no larger than 33 gallons, or boxes no larger than eight cubic feet wide at the curbside at least four feet away from the roll-out container by 7 a.m. on your special collection day.

The city specified that this collection does not include bulky items such as furniture, tires, construction waste or appliances. A fee will be assessed for those items.

Finally, this year’s Christmas tree recycling event will be held Jan. 8 at the Killeeen Special Events Center from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m.

Copperas Cove

In observance of the Christmas holiday, all city of Copperas Cove facilities will be closed on Thursday and Friday, to include the Solid Waste Transfer Station.

Commercial trash will be collected on the regularly scheduled day. with the exception of no collections on Friday.

For additional information regarding City facilities closure, residents may contact City Hall at 254-547-4221. For additional information regarding the collection schedule, residents may contact Solid Waste at 254-547-4242.

The Copperas Cove Solid Waste Department, with support from Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful, will accept Christmas trees for recycling daily from Jan. 3 through 7, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m,, at the transfer station, 2605 S. Farm-to-Market Road 116.

During this time, Copperas Cove residents may drop off their Christmas trees for recycling at no charge. Trees must have all ornaments, lights, tinsel and other decorations removed.

Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful will provide a free tree sapling to the first 30 residents who drop off their Christmas trees.

Residents may also leave their Christmas tree curbside for complimentary collection on their regularly scheduled brush collection day.

Questions may be directed to Solid Waste at 254-547-4242.

Harker Heights

Municipal facilities will be closed Dec. 23, from noon to 5 p.m., and all day Dec. 24.

A similar schedule will be adopted in observance of New Year’s, with offices closed Dec. 30 from noon to 5 p.m. and all day Dec. 31.

Christmas Day – Saturday, December 2021

Trash routes will run one day AHEAD of the holiday for example, Saturday’s routes will run Friday.

The same schedule change will apply for next week, with Saturday’s routes being collected on Friday, Dec. 31.

Upcoming events

  • Ma’s Place, 139 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Harker Heights, will provide a free Christmas dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday.
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