Trash your toxics at EDCO in Signal Hill
EDCO makes it twice as easy for residents to dispose of their hazardous and e-waste items by offering two drop-off days each month.
On the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lakewood residents can take their hazardous and e-waste to EDCO’s large transfer facility 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.
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.