Solid Waste Services
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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SOLID WASTE
The Central Transfer Station has a new addition: The Lewis County Re-Use Center!
This link will direct you to the Special Events page for more information on upcoming events.
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Solid Waste Services is here to help with your garbage, recycling, and hazardous waste needs. The pages in the right column provide detailed information on programs within Solid Waste Services. You may also visit recyclopedia to find out how to properly dispose of or recycle your materials.
ASBESTOS REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL
Please go to the Asbestos disposal web page for more information on removal and disposal procedures for Lewis County.
Medical Waste, Sharps and leftover Medicine disposal
Medical waste is dangerous to people, animals, solid waste workers and the environment. Medical waste is considered a biological hazard and needs to be managed properly. Please call the Lewis County Health Department at 360-740-1417 for information on proper management and disposal options.
Left over medicines are a serious problem for Lewis County. Left over medicines can cause environmental damage if not properly disposed of. Left over medicines, when taken by someone other than the patient, can lead to overdose and death. The Lewis County Sheriff's Office has a leftover medicine take back program Please visit the web site for more information.
Sharps (needles and diabetic lancets) are both dangerous and a biological hazard. Proper management is required to prevent injury and the spread of disease. Please use an approved sharps container for needles and lancets. Containers of sharps may be safely disposed of at the Lewis County Central Transfer Station and the East Lewis County Transfer Station. Please visit the County web site for address, phone number and hours of operation.
Stericycle offers disposal services for sharps and other medical waste. See the web site for contact information.
LEWIS COUNTY TRANSFER STATIONS
Solid Waste Services operates two transfer stations for solid waste disposal (please click on the link Solid Waste Disposal). Private companies provide curbside pickup for business and residential customers throughout Lewis County. Businesses and residential customers may also haul their solid waste to a transfer station.
Contact the Solid Waste Services Administration Office Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5 P.M. at 360-740-1451 or toll free at 1-800-749-5980.
RECYCLING IN LEWIS COUNTY
Find out more about the exciting world of recycling in Lewis County! The recycling program provides information and education on various recycling opportunities. Visit the Recycling Page.
Composting is good for the environment and saves money! Find out more on the Composting Page.
Click the link on the right hand side of this page titled solid waste special events to find more information on upcoming events the Solid Waste Division is sponsoring.
Reduce your use of hazardous materials! Check out our list of Safe Alternatives to common house hold hazardous cleaners and lawn and garden chemicals (link to pdf)
Motor Oil Recycling Opportunities can be found in most localities of Lewis County. Please help save our resources and the environment and recycle your used motor oil.