Location: Central Transfer Station
Address: 1411 S. Tower Ave, Centralia, WA 98531
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm every Wednesday and first and third Saturday of each month or by appointment.
Phone: (360) 740-1221 or (360) 740-1481 (Weekends and Holidays)
The services of the Hazo Hut are FREE to residential customers only. Recycle the following items during operating hours of the Central Transfer Station:
- Used motor oil (includes engine oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid, gear oil, and power steering fluid) 5 gallon per day limit (RCW 70.95I.030) (5) (c).
- Spent antifreeze
- Car batteries
- Propane tanks (less than 7 gallons in capacity)
Dispose of all other household hazardous waste items during regular business hours of the Hazo Hut.
Business Customers and Schools
The Hazardous Waste Program of Lewis County offers a hazardous waste collection program for conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQG) operating in Lewis County. To qualify for the CESQG program, a business or school must generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per calendar month.
Small businesses qualify for free fluorescent light recycling when turning in 10 lights or less. Businesses will receive free recycling of straights lamps, CFLs, U-tube lights, high intensity discharge lights or specialty lights when 10 or less lights are dropped off on any given day. Please call 360-740-1221 for an appointment before bringing in your lights.
Businesses and schools must fill out a work order prior to bringing any waste to the Hazo Hut. Follow the link, work order, to access the needed form. Fax the form back to the hazardous waste program coordinator at 360-330-7805. The coordinator will price each item, total the fees for the work order and return the work order back to you. After receiving the completed work order, it is the responsibility of the business to call the hazardous waste program coordinator to schedule an appointment to bring in the hazardous waste. The fees are due on day of delivery. Form of payment includes: cash, check, Visa or MasterCard.
Lewis County operates a free give-away program for unused materials collected through the household hazardous waste collection program. Please go to the following link for more information.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR LATEX PAINT
Latex paint is not a hazardous waste. It is a special waste and cannot be disposed of in the garbage in a liquid state. When a can of latex paint is less than half full, please solidfy the paint (with kitty litter or saw dust) and dispose of with garbage. A can of latex paint that is more than half full and is reuseable may be brought to the Hazo Hut for reuse. Lewis County manages latex paint through a process of remixing. The paint is collected, segregated into colors and mixed in 55-gal drums. The resulting paint is poured into 5-gallon buckets and given away free to the public in the Swap Shack. In the future, we ask all residential and business customers to manage their own latex paint. Go to the Latex Paint page for more information.
Prescription Medications and Over the Counter Pharmaceuticals
Lewis County Public Health & Social Services and Sheriff's office partner to provide residents a safe option for disposal of unused medicines. Please click here for more information.
Items Not Accepted at the HAZO HUT
The following items will not be accepted at the Hazo Hut:
- Empty containers (includes paint cans, aerosol cans, oil containers, antifreeze containers, garden chemical containers) -- Wrap in a garbage bag and dispose of in the garbage.
- Water (in paint cans and buckets and antifreeze containers) -- allow to evaporate
- Rinse water from latex paint brushes and rollers -- allow to evaporate
- Dried paint (latex or oil based), tar or asphalt -- place in a plastic garbage bag, tie and place in a garbage can.
- Containers of latex paint less than 1/2 full (Remove lids, mix kitty litter, allow contents to dry, wrap in a garbage bag, dispose of in the garbage)
- Alkaline batteries -- dispose of in the garbage.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ACCEPTED AT THE EAST LEWIS COUNTY TRANSFER STATION IN MORTON
The Hazo Hut maintains satellite collection at the East Lewis County Transfer Station (ELCTS). Latex or oil-based paint, TVs, computer monitors, computer towers, mercury-containing lights, propane tanks, used oil (5-gallon limit per household, per day) and antifreeze are accepted at the ELCTS during regular ELCTS hours of operation, Monday-Saturday, 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. All other household hazardous waste, such as cleaners, lawn, garden and pool chemicals, etc., are collected quarterly - the first Thursday of February, May, August and October. Businesses may not bring hazardous materials to the East Lewis County Transfer Station. For more information, please call 360-740-1221 or 1-800-749-5980.
|Accepted for Free Disposal from Homeowners (Fees apply for business customers)|
|Adhesives||Super glue, wall paper, floor cement, etc.|
|Aerosols||Deodorant, insect killer, air fresheners, spray paint, etc.|
|Animal poisons||Mice, rat, mole, etc.|
|Automotive waste||Motor oil, antifreeze, transmission, hydraulic, brake fluid, gasoline, kerosene, etc.|
|Batteries||Automotive, ni-cad, lithium, Ni-MH batteries, button cells, sealed lead acid.|
|Chem-Lab chemicals||Children's science sets, photography fluids, etc.|
|Cleaning agents||Bleach, ammonia, acids, alkalines, soaps, scouring powder, degreasing detergents, etc.|
|Herbicides||Grass and weed killer, moss killer, etc.|
|Paint waste||Oil base, thinner, aerosols, etc.|
|Pesticides||Diazinon, malathion, metaldehyde, moth balls, etc.|
|Solvents and flammable liquids||Toluene, acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, wax remover, etc.|
|Propane tanks||7 gallon or less.|
Mercury-containing lights. Charges apply for more than 10 lights per day.
Vegetable, peanut and other cooking oils only.
|The items listed below can be taken to Goodwill, Centralia; Visiting Nurses Thrift Stores, Centralia & Chehalis; New Life Thrift Store, Chehalis; or Tiger Mountain Technologies, Morton, for FREE as part of E-CYCLE Washington.|
|Televisions, computer towers, computer monitors and laptops|
|Not Accepted for Disposal at Hazo Hut|
|Explosives and ammunition||Lewis County Sheriff's Office (360) 740-1266|
|Needles and sharps||Lewis County Transfer Station (360) 740-1481|
|Asbestos||Lewis County Transfer Station (360) 740-1481|
|Tires||Lewis County Transfer Station (360) 740-1481|
|Appliances||Lewis County Transfer Station (360) 740-1481|
|Empty or dried up paint cans,||Lewis County Transfer Station (360) 740-1481|
|Medical or biological waste||Environmental Services (360) 740-1417|
|Radioactive Material||Department of Ecology (360) 407-6006|