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

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

The City of Pasadena is in California with Lancaster to the north, Los Angeles to the south, Glendora and Arcadia to the east, Glendale to the west, Alhambra to the south.

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.

Pasadena Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

The City of Pasadena does not have Trash/Recycling Collection on the following 2023 holidays:

  • January 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • September 4 – Labor Day
  • November 23 – Thanksgiving Day

Trash and Recycling collection will be one day after your normal pick up day. On all other holidays, trash will be collected on the regular schedule.

Pasadena Trash Collection Map

Pasadena Trash Pickup Schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Furniture, appliances, Mattresses/Box Springs.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • E-waste such as TV, DVD player, cellphone, gaming console, computers and monitors.
  • Construction and roofing material such as concrete, cement, bricks, roof shingles, tiles, dry wall.
  • Household hazardous materials such as paint, batteries, fertilizer, oil, cleaning supplies.
  • Materials from landscaping projects such as dirt, sand, gravel, large tree branches and stumps, bushes, and railroad ties.
  • Automobile parts except for the collection of up to two tires without the rim.
  • Refrigerators and Air Conditioning Units
  • Ammunition or explosives

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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena?

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 7 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Pasadena Public Works Department?

Citizen Service Center
(626) 744-7311
7:30 a.m.-5:00p.m.

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