Need to get rid of an old mattress?

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There are two ways that Lakewood residents can dispose of and recycle unneeded mattresses. About 80% of a mattress can be recycled, which is good for our environment and for keeping trash disposal costs down.

1)      Single-family residential customers get a free, bulky item pickup done by Lakewood’s trash collection contractor, EDCO, at your home. Call EDCO at 562-531-3054 no later than 3:30pm the day before your regular residential trash pickup day. Then place your mattress on the parkway near your trash can. EDCO will send a special truck to pick up the mattress on your trash day. This option is available six times a year for free for residents of single-family homes, but not apartment buildings.

2)      For Lakewood apartment residents (single-family residents may take advantage of this option, too) you can take your mattress to the EDCO Transfer and Recycling facility for a nominal fee. EDCO’s facility is located at 2755 California Avenue in Signal Hill. The Transfer facility accepts materials Monday to Saturday between 6am and 4:40pm, and Sunday from 9am to 1:30pm EDCO can be contacted at 562-597-0608. For items to be picked up directly at apartment complexes, property managers need to call EDCO to arrange for this service on behalf of their tenants.

For additional information on the City’s Bulky Item Pickup Program, please visit the City’s website at www.lakewoodcity.org/bulkystuff.