Downey Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the Downey trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Downey is in California with Alhambra and Pasadena to the north, Huntington Park and Los Angeles to the northwest, Lakewood to the south, Anaheim and Yorba Linda to the southeast.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Downey Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

No Trash Collection on the following holidays:
• New Year’s Day
• Memorial Day
• July Fourth
• Labor Day
• Thanksgiving Day
• Christmas Day

If your collection day falls on or after one of holidays, your services will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the holiday week.

Downey Trash Collection Map

Downey Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: for find the collection day for your bulk waste.

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Residents may call CalMet/ Athens Services at 562-259-1239 to make arrangements for bulky item pick up.

  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Wood Waste
  • Yard Clippings
  • Tree Branches
  • Furniture
  • TV’s
  • Serigerators
  • Mattresses

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • E-Waste
  • Sharps
  • Ammunition

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Downey and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar:

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Downey?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Downey Public Works Department?

call Athens Services at 562-259-1239

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