COPPERAS COVE, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: The Copperas Cove Solid Waste Department has advised it has been able to place one of the recycle collection vehicles back in service.

For those residents in Area 1, the driver is out working the area to make collections. Residents can place those recycle containers curbside. In the event residents in the area were missed, they can place and leave containers curbside and the drivers will sweep the area throughout the week to ensure all recyclables are collected.

For residents in Areas 3, 5, and 7 – they can go ahead and place recycle containers curbside for regularly scheduled collection – Area 3 on Tuesday, Area 5 on Wednesday, Area 7 on Thursday.

This news comes after the announcement that Copperas Cove residential recycling collections will be canceled for Areas 1, 3, 5 and 7 through September 16. The City says the changes are due to Solid Waste vehicle shortages.

All residential trash collections, commercial dumpster collections, and brush and bulk will run as scheduled. The Transfer Station, located at 2605 South FM-116, will be open to the public and recyclables can be dropped off at no charge.

The City says it is hopeful this situation will correct itself for the week of September 19-23, and updates will be provided if any further changes to the schedule become necessary. Questions or concerns can be directed to the Solid Waste Department at (254) 547-4242.