Get rid of bulky household items and e-waste for free
Lakewood’s Bulky Item collection program returns to its regular year-round schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 9 to provide residents with an easy and convenient way to get rid of large, unwanted household items, including mat¬tresses, water heaters, sofas and chairs.
To schedule a Bulky Item Pickup, call Lakewood's disposal contractor, EDCO, at 562-531-3054 before 3:30 p.m. at least one day prior to your regular trash collection day. The service is free, but limited to six pickups per single family residence each year.
E-waste, such as TVs and computer equipment, should not be placed in your regular trash. E-waste can be disposed of through a Bulky Item Pickup or at EDCO’s transfer station at 2755 California Ave., Signal Hill on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hazardous waste like paint, oil and household chemicals can also be dropped off at EDCO’s transfer station. Go to www.lakewoodcity.org/specialtrash for more information.
The city encourages the donation or reuse of many of the same items that its bulky item pickup program handles. There are numerous local shelters, non-profit organizations, repair shops, thrift stores, consignment stores and second-hand stores that may be willing to take your unwanted household items like furniture, appliances, linens, clothing, decorative items and equipment.
A list of suggested organizations that accept household goods is available at www.lakewoodcity.org/bulkystuff or call 562-866-9771, extension 2140.