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 billing company, Global Water, by clicking here. You will need your account number. Note that after signing up for e-bills, you will no longer get your bill through the mail. Instead, you will get an e-mail reminder.
For specific information on container use, how to recycle, and other information, please see the links at the top of this page.
** 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.
Apartments and Businesses Without City Refuse Service