EDCO's hazardous and e-waste collection service is open
As of July 25, Lakewood residents can again 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.
EDCO has put new COVID-19 safety precautions in place:
- Please wear a face covering
- Remain in 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 only remove household hazardous and electronic waste from your trunk or pickup bed.
Keep in mind that the line may be longer than usual as the service only recently resumed operation.
To dispose of sharps, you will be required to exit your vehicle and dispose of them in the designated area.
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.
Expired medications and sharps may also be disposed of at this event. 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.
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.