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Free paper shredding event returns November 3

Free paper shredding event returns November 3

Identity theft is a continuing problem and the City of Lakewood and EDCO Waste Services are teaming up again to help. Residents are invited to safely dispose of documents containing sensitive information like old bank statements and tax records at “Lakewood Shreds!” events held twice each year. The next shredding event is set for Saturday, November 3, 2018.

You can see an informative video about what to expect at Lakewood Shreds! at

The drive-through drop-off location will be behind the Iacoboni Library from 9:00 a.m. to noon. (Enter from Civic Center Way off of Del Amo Boulevard or Candlewood Street. The exit for the event will be the driveway to Clark Avenue.)

Lakewood residents can dispose of up to three “bankers” style boxes of documents, which will be safely and securely shredded on-site by a professional shredding company. No CDs, DVDs, diskettes or other media can be accepted for shredding.

A number of "green" freebies will be distributed, including a motor oil recycling kit and a battery box. Also, each vehicle that brings material to shred will, in turn, get a free, sturdy Shop Lakewood…Stay Lakewood Loyal bag, while supplies last.

Household batteries and electronic waste, such as TVs, computers, keyboards, printers and cell phones, will be collected for disposal. However, hazardous waste will not be accepted.

Residents interested in free mulch can bring their own bags or containers to get up to two 30-lb. bags, while supplies last. As a courtesy, Lakewood employees will shovel the mulch.

This event is for Lakewood residents only. Be prepared to show proof of Lakewood residency, either with a driver’s license or utility bill. For more information, please call EDCO at 562-531-3054 or Lakewood City Hall at 562-866-9771, extension 2140.