Trash your toxics this Saturday at EDCO in Signal Hill

03/07/2013: Eric Brown, left, and Jose L. Ochoa with Clean Harbor, empty the back of a vehicle filled with household hazardouse waste to be properly disposed of at the EDCO Recycling and Transfer Center located at 2755 California Ave. in Signal Hill. Clean Harbor has been contracted to provide the service of recycling the hazardous material at the facility. Photos by Diandra Jay/Los Angeles Count Public Works

Every 2nd Saturday of the month from 9am to 2pm, 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. The next free event is Saturday, April 8.

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 562-997-1122.