Business, commercial, and multi-family homes* in Torrance must receive trash services from a licensed private hauler. In addition, State law mandates recycling programs for most businesses and all multi-family homes. Find out more about Mandatory Commercial Recycling and Commercial Organics Recycling.
If you need to establish recycling services at your home or place of business, here are a few suggestions:
References to specific businesses are not an endorsement by the City. All information is subject to change.
Note: The city tracks recycling program compliance through the private refuse haulers for business and multifamily. If you do not use your refuse hauler for recycling, please contact your refuse hauler and provide them with your recycling information.
*The City is allowed by code to provide trash and recycling services to 3 and 4 units multifamily homes if they are in an areas already serviced by the City. If you’re interested in receiving city service, call Public Works to see if you qualify at (310) 781-6900.
If you own or manage a multi-family dwelling or apartment building, the prospect of adding recycling collection service can be a daunting one.
Before you get started, take a few minutes to get educated. Learn about what you need to do to be clear and effective from those who have done it already: