The Killeen City Council agreed on Tuesday to put to vote a proposed ordinance that will increase garbage rates. On March 31, the city council will decide whether to increase the trash rate by more than $2. The reason for the proposed increase is that a solid waste master plan and case study was performed and the results recommended the trash rate change based on factors such as city growth and inflation.
What will this mean for Killeen residents? If a citizen has a 32 gallon trash-can, their garbage rates will increase by 17 percent to $16.76 per month. Citizens with a 64 gallon can would pay $17.76, which is a 14% increase and finally a 96 gallon trash-can would result in $19.76 in rates.