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Green Waste Proposed Standard 2012: 96 gallon green waste and recycling bin and a 64 gallon refuse bin.

Curbside Container Information and usage

Torrance residents with cubside collection can choose between two container sizes (64 or 96 gallon) for their refuse, recycling, and green waste containers. The monthly rate is tied only to the size of the refuse container.


Sanitation services container size dimensions:

  • 64 gallon containers:
    40" H x 27.5" W x 30" D

  • 96 gallon containers:
    46.75" H x 29.25" W x 34.50" D

  • Older containers may be slightly smaller.


If needed, a second refuse container is available for an additional fee and a one-time delivery fee of $10.00.  Additional green waste and recycling containers are free.  Additional containers must be kept for a minimum of six (6) months, after which time they can be retured if no longer needed.

For the current rate structure, click here.

To change container size or request additional containers, click here

For residents that require roll-off containers/dumpsters, the containers need to be rented from a private rubbish company. Click here for a pdf list of private rubbish companies that have a business license in Torrance.  If the container/dumpster is placed on City property, a permit is required. A permit can be obtained from Community Development at 310-618-5898, or click here to go to Community Development Permits webpage.

If you need to dispose of refuse directly, there are facilities called transfer stations that can take refuse and recycling for disposal.  Click here for a list of local transfer stations.  Call locations before visiting to confirm availability.

For questions and additional information, please contact the Torrance Public Works Department at 310-781-6900.