How does bulky item collection work? AKA how to get rid of your old couch the RIGHT way.

LA Sanitation (LASAN) will pick up your large/bulky household items such as mattresses, couches, doors, carpet, toilets, electrical waste and other furniture and items from residents serviced by LASAN, free of charge.

To remove these bulky items from your curbside, please call 311 at least one day before your regular collection day. Bulky items are collected on the day of your regular refuse collection. Please have an itemized list of your items ready when calling or submitting your request. You can also use the MyLA311 app or website to make your request.

LASAN does not collect household hazardous waste (HHW) or any of the following items:

  • Automotive parts
  • Oils
  • Construction materials
  • Commercial appliances
  • Paints
  • Medicine
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Cardboard (cardboard is only collected as a Move In/Move Out service)

For information on how to properly dispose of household hazardous waste, check out the LA Sanitation website.