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Large Item Pick Up

Residential Large Item Pick Up




For residents with City services for rubbish and recycling, a free pickup of large or bulky items can be requested.  Large item collection is available on an on-call basis once per calendar year per address


  • The City will pick up twenty (20) items per pick up.
  • Small items must be tied in bags.

  • To schedule your once a year large item pickup, call our customer service office toll-free at 855-354-5623, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.

  • Your pick up will be scheduled on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • Place items where recycling is picked up, at least five feet away from your trash and recycling containers.

  • Torrance Municipal Code states that materials cannot be placed for collection earlier than 12 hours before the scheduled pickup.

  • Cancellations must be made at least one day in advance of your scheduled pickup.
  • The following are NOT collected as part of this program:

    Construction materials (examples: wood, concrete, bricks, and drywall) 
    Major yard cleanup debris (examples: trunks and stumps, sod, and dirt) 
    Wall-to-wall carpeting 
    Auto parts 
    Spas, hot tubs 
    Pianos, organs 
    Household hazardous wastes, including TVs, computer monitors, and electronics

    If you have hazardous waste or electronics, click here for suggestions. 

    Residents are also encouraged to consider recycling any items in usable condition by donating them to a non-profit organization. The following organizations provide pick-up or drop-off service:

    • Goodwill: 562-435-7741
    • Salvation Army: 800-958-7825 
    • Habitat for Humanity:  310-323-5665

    For those wth working refridgerators to be discarded, you may be entitled to a rebate from Southern California Edison.  Click here for details.  This is subject to change without notice.

    For residents who have items the City will not take, or for those who have already used the large item pick up for the year, click here for a list of local transfer stations that are open to the public.  Please call ahead for prices, accepted materials, recycling options or other requirements.

    NOTE: Large Item Collection is not available during the time of our Christmas tree recycling program, which usually starts after Christmas and continues for about two weeks.  Please call at least three weeks before the Christmas tree pick up begins to allow time to schedule the large item pick up for the year.

    Christmas trees are collected separately from the regular refuse for recycling for about two weeks each year for those who are served by the City of Torrance for refuse collection.