Illegal dumping in the City of Lynwood has increased dramatically in the past year and it’s keeping our Public Works crews busy. It seems as soon as they clean a large dump site, another two or three pop up.
This isn’t a problem only in Lynwood – it is happening across Southern California. Both Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angeles have experienced a rise in the number of calls reporting illegal dumping. And the problem got worse when the COVID-19 pandemic hit as neighborhood clean-ups and waste round-ups were cancelled while people were stuck at home cleaning out their garages and closets.
There are solutions and ways to properly dispose of your unwanted items.
Unwanted Bulky Items
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.
If you have an old mattress you wish to get rid of, you can find a local mattress drop off center near you. More information on recycling your mattress and a drop-off location near you is available at:
You can also contact Waste Resources to schedule a pick-up at no cost. To schedule a pick-up please call
Do you have old cans of paint you need to get rid of? Find a facility near you to recycle your used or old can of paint. For more information on paint recycling you can visit: https://www.paintcare.org/paintcare-states/california/#/everyone
For more information, you can visit the City of Lynwood’s environmental page at http://lynwood.ca.us/public-works/lynwood-environmental-page/
If you need to report an illegal dumpsite, you can make a Service Request at http://lynwood.ca.us/submit-request/ or call 310-602-0220.
We all need to work together to keep Lynwood clean and safe.