It's spring cleaning season, and for many of us that will mean throwing out old, ugly furniture, stale mattresses, and appliances we should have gotten rid of years ago.

The City of Killeen knows what time it is, and they're hoping to curtail illegal dumping of those bulky items by offering free additional solid waste collection during the first week of April.

The collection schedule looks like this:

City of Killeen Communications Director Hilary Shine breaks it down for us:

Bulky items including furniture, mattresses, appliances and boxes will be collected at curbside free. There is no charge for the first three cubic yards, up to 3 feet X 3 feet X 9 feet. A fee of $7.50 will be charged for each additional cubic yard. Refrigerators containing Freon will incur a $42 charge.

Each household may place one demolition material pile up to 4 feet X 4 feet X 12 feet at curbside for free collection. A fee of $7.50 will be charged for each additional cubic yard.

Up to eight car and light truck tires up to 22 inches will be accepted at no charge. A fee of $3.15 will be charged for each additional tire. Tires larger than 22 inches and tractor tires will not be accepted.

Piles should be separated and placed at curbside no earlier than 6 p.m. the day prior to collection and no later than 7 a.m. the day of collection.

No brush collection will take place during this event. Regular weekly brush collections will resume April 8.

This collection does not include rock, dirt, deceased animals or liquid waste.

Household hazardous waste materials like pesticides, paint, oil, chemicals and batteries are also prohibited in this collection. A full list of hazardous materials and upcoming collection event dates are available at KilleenTexas.gov/Recycle.

To assist in proper disposal of waste throughout the year, residents may dispose of up to 300 pounds of excess trash free once per month at the Transfer Station located at 12200 State Highway 195. Business hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We want to help with your spring cleaning, too. Tap the button below to enter our Tidy Up Giveaway. It's your chance to win a $300 gift card to the Container Store and $200 to use at Dyson.