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*Additional Links *What Goes Where? Residential Collection Program. *Holiday Schedule
*Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling-State Assembly Bill 1826 *Private Refuse Haulers List *Product Stewardship
*Residential Refuse Rates and Container Sizes *Requirements for Recycling Construction Materials *Residential Large Item Pick Up
*Residential Trash Pick Up Days Map *Waste Prevention *Yard Waste Reduction (Composting)
*Businesses and Multi-family Recycling

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Green Waste, Recycling, and Refuse Bins

Residential Trash and Recycling Collection

The Sanitation Division handles residential refuse and recycling collection as well as the collection for the City Hall complex, City parks, fire stations, and the Police Department. 

Residential refuse, recycling, and green waste recycling is collected once per week, Monday through Thursday (except holidays & weekends) for 29,500 single and duplex homes, plus 3 and 4 unit complexes which meet certain criteria.  All three collection container types are available in 64 and 96 gallon sizes, but the monthly rate is based only on the size of the refuse container.  Those residents with alley pick up share a 300-gallon refuse container that is placed in the alley.  Businesses and multi-family homes are serviced by private haulers.

Click here for a quick reference on all the City's refuse and recycling programs.

To set up trash and recycling service or ask billing questions, please call our toll-free Customer Service Line at 1-855-354-5623. You can also view and pay your Torrance Trash and/or Water bill on-line through our Customer Service website by clicking here.

For specific information on container use, how to recycle, and other information, please see the links at the top of this page.

Important Notice
** If you live in a single-family residence and are not receiving services such as refuse collection from the City of Torrance, more than likely, your address is not considered City of Torrance. It is recommended that you call the City of Los Angeles. The City of Los Angeles Service Request Number is 1-800-996-2489 or
click here to go to the City of Los Angeles Sanitation site. 


Information on Proposed 2017 Refuse Collection Rate Increase

Recycling Programs
The City of Torrance provides information, literature and materials to help inform and educate the public on waste reduction issues and procedures.   We provide speakers and materials for local and community organizations such as Boy and Girl Scout troops, Lions, Rotary and homeowner associations. We also offer a school education program that has been presented for 5 years in the Torrance Unified School District. For recycling events and additional links, click here.

For all residents who want to cash in their plastic and glass bottles and metal cans that have CRV (California Redemption Value), click here to go to to find a redemption center near you.

For those looking for information on what to do with various recyclables and hazardous materials, go to

Apartments and Businesses Without City Refuse Service