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Free bulky item and electronic waste pickup available for residents

February 24, 2017

The City's trash hauler, CalMet Services, Inc., offers free bulky item and electronic waste pickups.

Bulky items are large items that will not fit into the trash and recycling containers. These include household appliances, mattresses, furniture and miscellaneous bulky items such as metal pipes, wood and carpet. Miscellaneous bulky items must be cut to four feet in length and bundled with string, and may not exceed a weight of 50 pounds. Pickup is also available for additional bagged or bundled waste and green waste that will not fit into the trash or recycling containers.

Electronic waste, such as computers, monitors, televisions and cell phones, can also be scheduled for curbside pickup. (Cell phones should be placed in a box on the curb.)

To schedule a bulky item or electronic waste pickup, call CalMet's Customer Services Department at (562) 259-1239 at least 24 hours prior to your regular trash service day. Specify what types of items are to be removed. CalMet requests that each bulky item or electronic waste pickup not exceed five items. Residents who schedule a bulky item or electronic waste pickup should place the items at the curb no earlier than sunset the night prior to the regular trash collection day and no later than 7 a.m. on the morning of the scheduled pickup.

Items not eligible for bulky item pickup include construction material, tires, car and boat parts and other hazardous waste. Hazardous waste can be dropped off at a household hazardous waste roundup. To find an upcoming household hazardous roundup event, call (888) CLEAN-LA or visit

Before scheduling a bulky-item or electronic waste pickup, consider donating usable goods to charity. Call Goodwill industries at (800) GOODWILL or the Salvation Army at (800) 95-TRUCK to donate items.


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