Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
I live in the City of Los Angeles. How can I dispose of my old dishwasher, couch, mattress or other large household item?

Answer:
The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation provides a free "Bulky Item" pick up service to its residential customers. We encourage you to recycle your bulky items through charitable organizations and thrift stores. However, if you are unable to do so, the Bureau of Sanitation (BOS) will pick-up your large or bulky household items, such as mattresses, couches, and other furnitures from all residents serviced by the City of Los Angeles free of charge. To make arrangements to have these items removed from your curbside, please call 1-800-773-2489, from Monday through Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., at least one day before your regular collection day. Bulky items are collected on the day of your regular trash collection day. Please have an itemized list ready when calling in your request.

You can also send a request for bulky items by clicking on the Service Web Site indicated below. Fill out and submit the Service Request form. The Service Request form takes two days to be processed. BOS does not collect automotive parts, construction materials, commercial materials, and cardboards.

Customer Service Call Center
(800)773 - 2489

Links:
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