Got Bulk?


We’ve all got that old broken filing cabinet or 1980s floral couch or lumpy mattress that is taking up space in our garage and that we’ve been promising ourselves we’ll get rid of some day. That some day has arrived and LA Sanitation wants to help!

LA Sanitation is hosting Keep Los Angeles Clean Free Bulky Item Drop Off Special Events from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on May 20 and June 17 at their district yards. During these events, LA residents are encouraged to drop off their unwanted bulky items for free.

Here’s a list of the items that LA Sanitation will be accepting during these events:

Bookcase, Drywall, Box Spring, Carpet, Chair, Changing Table, Couch, Crib, Desk, Entertainment Center, Filing Cabinet, Futon, Headboard, Loveseats, Mattress, Nightstand, Shelving, Sofa, Stool, Table, Tires, Wood and Yard Trimmings.

Here’s a list of items that LA Sanitation will not be accepting during these events:

Appliances (Kitchen and Office), Asphalt and Concrete, Batteries, Construction Waste, Dead Animals, Demolition Waste, Dirt and Soil, Electronic Waste (Items with electrical plugs), Hazardous Waste (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, Electronics), Incinerator Residue, Industrial Waste, Infectious Waste, Liquid Waste, Medical Waste, Scrap Metal and Sewage Sludge.

Note: List of materials accepted differs from residential curbside bulky item collection program.

The following locations will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 and June 17 for the drop off of bulky items:

East Valley District Yard, 11050 Pendleton Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352

 West Valley District Yard, 8840 Vanalden Avenue, Northridge, CA  91324

Harbor District Yard, 1400 N. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA  90731

 West Los Angeles District, 2027 Stoner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90025 

     Central LA Recycling and Transfer Station, 2201 East Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90021

A few rules and tips to remember:

  • One visit per Saturday event.
  • Two ton vehicle limit (no larger than a flat/stake bed truck).
  • Resident must present and provide proof of residency with the most current LADWP bill and California issued Driver’s License of Identification or items will not be accepted.
  • Information provided to station staff must be true and accurate.
  • Anyone who makes deliveries of unpermitted items may be liable for any penalties which the law provides under civil and/or criminal codes.



Comments (2)

  1. Alex Morales
    July 29th, 2017 at 1:24 pm


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      LA Stormwater
      July 31st, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      If the tv is under 125 pounds you can take it to a SAFE Center. If it is too large for you to transport or over the weight limit you can arrange an e-waste bulky item pick-up. To to this you would call (800) 773-CITY(2489). Please make sure you tell them it is a box type so they can appropriately describe it to the refuse collectors.

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