Large/Bulky Items

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Fall Clean Up Week 

Monday, November 14, 2022  - Friday, November 18, 2022

Flyer (English/Spanish) PDF

How to Dispose of Bulky Items 

Every year, Athens Services hosts three residential "Curbside Clean Up" events to dispose of unusual large items, such as couches, toilets, and refrigerators, that cannot be picked up by Athens Services’ weekly waste pick up. 

In addition, Athens Services provides free bulky item pickup for residential customers three (3) times per calendar year and up to three (3) items per pickup. Please submit your bulky item request at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled collection at 1-888-336-6100 or visit

*It is illegal to dump items on the sidewalk without contacting Athens Services to arrange for a pickup.


This service is for residents of the City of South El Monte only. Residents in unincorporated County areas will not receive this service as they are assigned a different hauler.

Acceptable Items

  • Bagged yard waste & tree branches (bundled & no longer than 4 feet) 
  • Chairs 
  • Dryers
  • Extra bagged trash 
  • Furniture 
  • Mattresses
  • Plumbing fixtures
  • Refrigerators (doors removed)
  • Rugs 
  • Sofas 
  • TV's 
  • Washers 
  • Water Heater 

Not Acceptable 

Household Hazardous Waste (i.e. motor oil, brake fluid, oil filters, paint, paint thinner, turpentine, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, household or car batteries, light bulbs, pool chemicals), asphalt or concrete, spoils of heavy construction, tires.

For disposal of these items, contact the LA County Sanitation Districts at (800) 238-0173 or (888) CLEAN-LA