Each week, we report that Lynwood Public Works crews clean trash and debris from nearly 100 miles of streets and alleys. This is a monumental task that has crews picking up everything from major appliances to human waste — all illegally dumped in our alleys and on our streets.
To those who illegal dump, you will be billed for clean-up, including staff time and equipment. For instance:
Crews were called to an address on Louise Avenue to clean more than two dump trucks full of
debris. Crews were able to determine where the trash originated, and that property owner will
be responsible to pay for the clean-up.
Another illegal dump involved two dump trucks full of dirt from a backyard pool install. That
property owner will also be invoiced for the staff time and equipment used for the clean-up.
It is up to all of us to keep Lynwood’s streets and alleys clean. You can help by properly disposing your unwanted items. If you hire a contractor, it is still your responsibility to make sure the debris from your home doesn’t end up on Lynwood streets.
You can take advantage of the Bulky Household Waste Collection Service: All single-family and multi-family residents living within the City of Lynwood are eligible to receive FREE “Bulky Item” collection service, with a limit of 5 items per collection. Bulky items include items such as furniture, appliances, wood waste, large yard waste, clothing, stereos, televisions, computers, monitors, cell phones, microwaves and other similar products. Call 1-888-467-7600 to schedule your free pick-up.
Thank you for helping keep Lynwood’s streets and alleys clean!