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EDCO offers hazardous and e-waste collection service to Lakewood residents

Lakewood residents can take their hazardous and e-waste to EDCO’s large transfer facility on the second and fourth Saturday each month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please observe EDCO’s COVID-19 safety precautions:

  • Please clear the trunk or truck bed in advance of all items except for the hazardous or e-waste items intended for removal by EDCO staff. 
  • Cloth face coverings are required to be worn by everyone. 
  • You must stay inside your vehicle with windows closed, if possible. 
  • Please stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, have been asked to quarantine, or have recently traveled internationally.

Event staff will remove household hazardous and electronic waste from your trunk or pickup bed.

You can check EDCO’s events page for updates on this service. 

To dispose of sharps, you will be required to exit your vehicle and dispose of them in the designated area. Sharps should be brought in a heavy-duty plastic household container that is leak resistant with a tight-fitting, puncture-resistant lid, such as a plastic laundry detergent container. Sharps containers should be upright and stable during use and properly labeled to warn of hazardous waste inside the container.

EDCO’s large transfer facility is located at 2755 California Avenue (between Spring Street and Willow Street) in Signal Hill. The facility is just a few miles from the Lakewood Civic Center. View EDCO’s website for more details on disposal of special trash. 

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Check out the video to see how quick and easy it is to drop off household toxics like paints, insecticides, chemicals, sharps, expired medications, e-waste and used cooking and motor oil.

Along with being a free option for hazardous and e-waste, the 68,000-sqare-foot facility is a traditional dump transfer station and, for a fee, takes large and oversized amounts of brick, used lumber and other material that can’t be put in residential trash carts, recycling carts or green waste cans. The facility can be phoned at 562-597-0608.

This article was released by the City of Lakewood.