City staff members will ask the Killeen City Council to authorize a contract with an engineering firm to execute a solid waste master plan at its workshop meeting tonight.

It has been more than five years since the solid waste division has updated the plan to address future growth, according to the memorandum to be presented to the council.

A goal in the city’s Vision 2030 plan states the solid waste master plan should be updated every five years.

According to city documents, the plan will look at recent data from the state, the city and the Centex Council of Governments regarding population projections over a 20-year planning period.

The scope of services in the planning process also includes reviewing the current system’s adequacy, identifying options for enhancing systems, and reviewing the city’s current recycling program and new recycling initiatives.

The master plan will contain a rate study that evaluates various rate structures and how they align with the city’s goals. It also will compare rates with other communities of comparable size to Killeen.

According to the memorandum, the city is seeking approval to hire SCS Engineers to complete the master plan at an estimated cost of $140,000. Funding will come from the city’s solid waste fund.

The council workshop is at 5 p.m. today in the Utility Collections conference room, 210 W. Avenue C, Killeen.

Contact Natalie Stewart at or 254-501-7555

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