COPPERAS COVE, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: The City of Copperas Cove says its Solid Waste Transfer Station can now take credit card payments.

However, its main phone number at (254) 547-4242 remains out of service – and the City is requesting for all residents to call their temporary phone number at (254) 542-8901 until further notice. The scheduled electronic outages will not affect residential or commercial collections.

This comes after Copperas Cove’s Scale House and Transfer Station re-opened to the public after an electrical outage caused by a lightning strike. The Solid Waste Department was previously only able to accept cash, check and City-approved charge accounts. Residential or commercial collections for Monday were not affected.

The City said around 3:30 p.m. Monday that a lightning strike did significant damage to some electronics, and that it would be several days until parts can arrive and repairs are completed.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can call the temporary phone number above or email Solid Waste Director Larry Scott at