Come see Torrance’s environmental programs in action
at the FREE local special events listed below:

Visit often for our updated event listings!!


Extreme CDs

Event: Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:00 pm

Location: Henderson Library | 4805 Emerald Street, Torrance, CA 90503

In the spirit of Earth Day, the City of Torrance invites you to “upcycle” your old music CDs by donating them to the Henderson Library.

What is “upcycling”? Upcyling means recycling something in such a way that you create something of greater value than the original, discarded album. One of the best “upcycling” activities is using old products to create fun crafts and decorations. The old compact discs will be upcycled at the Henderson Library will be used in crafts for kids at the library, taking place Thursday, April 19th at 4pm.

If you’ve already transferred all your CDs to MP3s, donate them to this Earth Day event and help Torrance kids learn about the importance of recycling, reusing, and “upcycling”!

For more information, visit the Friends of the Torrance Library, or contact the Henderson Library directly at 310-371-2075.

City of Torrance Earth Day Recycling Event

Event: Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Torrance City Hall — employee parking lot | 3031 Torrance Blvd. (near the Courthouse, off Maple Ave.), Torrance, CA 90503



Visit Torrance Public Works for more info.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2018

Event: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Various drop-off locations around Southern California | Search by zip code

Visit The DEA’s Drug Take Back Day page for more info.

City of Rancho Palos Verdes HHW/E-Waste Collection Event

Event: Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall/City Yard | 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Visit LA County Department of Public Works for more info.

Used Motor Oil Filter Exchange @ O’Reilly Auto Parts

Event: Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: O’Reilly Auto Parts | 4900 W. 190th St., Torrance, CA 90503

For event details and to RSVP, please visit EventBrite.

Gaffey Street S.A.F.E. Collection Center (San Pedro)

Hours of Operation: Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Gaffey Street S.A.F.E. Collection Center | 1400 N. Gaffey St. San Pedro, CA 90731

L.A. County Permanent Collection Center – EDCO (Signal Hill)

Hours of Operation: Second Saturday of every month 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: EDCO Recycling & Transfer Center | 2755 California Ave. Signal Hill, CA 90755


For more information, please visit the EDCO webpage.

Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center

Habitat Restoration – Service Learning For Students: Every Saturday, 8:45 am to 12:00 pm

Location: 3201 Plaza Del Amo Torrance, CA 90503
Friends of Madrona Marsh Event Calendar