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Rates and Container Sizes

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The rate is tied to the size of the Trash container. Residents can request a larger 96-Gallon container. There is no charge for Recycling and Green Waste Containers. All containers are available in 64 gallon and 96 gallon sizes.


Sanitation Rates and Fees for Trash Services as of July 1, 2020

Service Monthly Rate
Single Family Residence (64 Gallon) $32.62
Each Additional Residential Unit $32.62
Shared Alley Service $32.62
96 Gallon Refuse Container Option $33.78
Qualifying Low Income Seniors $10.00 (with 64 gallon refuse container)
Qualifying Low Income Disabled $10.00 (with 64 gallon refuse container)
Additional Refuse Containers $24.47
Additional Container Delivery Fee $11.98
Start of Service Fee $4.79
One Large Item Pick-Up (LIPU) per year (20 Items) $0.00
10 Additional Large Item Pick-Ups $40.00 (non-monthly)
20 Additional Large Item Pick-Ups $80.00 (non-monthly)


Large Dumpsters 

Residents that require roll-off containers or dumpsters must rent them from a private trash company.  

  • List Private Trash Haulers
  • If the container/dumpster is placed on City property, a permit is required. A permit can be only be obtained in person from the Community Development Department.  To contact the Community Development Department, email Community_Development_Dept@TorranceCA.Gov or call (310) 618-5898.  Office Hours are Monday - Friday, closed every other Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

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
  • All change requests, size, and additional containers must be kept for a minimum of 6-months before another change can be requested.
  • After submitting your request, leave the container out in an easily accessible and visible place until it is changed out.
  • For additional refuse containers, residents must first have the 96 gallon refuse container. Second recycling and green waste recycling containers are free.
  • Residents with alley refuse collection (300 gallon shared containers) will be charged the same rate as a 64 gallon refuse container.

Request to Change Container Size or Request Additional Container 


Low-Income Senior or Low-Income Permanently Disabled Discounts - Visit Finance Department 

To qualify for a senior or handicapped rate, the applicant must:

  • Use a 64-gallon refuse container 
  • Be a minimum of 62 years of age or permanently disabled
  • Not exceed maximum household income for the prior calendar year (see Finance Department) 
  • Call the City's Finance Department at 310-618-5830 for the appropriate forms



Direct Disposal 

If you need to dispose of trash directly please visit a transfer stations. Call locations before visiting to confirm availability.

Residents living City of LA 

If you live in a single family residence and are not receiving services it is recommended that you call the City of Los Angeles. The City of Los Angeles Service Request Number is 800-996-2489.