Free spring-cleaning help for hazardous and e-waste
Every 2nd Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Lakewood residents can take their hazardous and e-waste to EDCO’s large transfer facility at 2755 California Avenue in Signal Hill. The facility is only 10-15 minutes from the Lakewood Civic Center.
The next free event is Saturday, April 12 and will accept household toxics like paints, insecticides, chemicals, e-waste, sharps and used cooking and motor oil.
To assist “spring cleaners,” EDCO reminds Lakewood residents they are also entitled to six free bulky-item pickups a year at their home. To schedule a pickup, call EDCO at 562-531-3054 by 3:30 p.m. the day before your normal trash pickup.
The bulky-item pickup program is intended for things like used furniture, appliances, mattresses, e-waste and broken-down boxes tied in twine, but not for building materials. Donating items to worthy causes is also strongly encouraged. A list of potential charities is online at www.lakewoodcity.org/bulkystuff.