Lewis County Solid Waste Utility

ANNOUNCEMENTS for JULY 2024

Holiday Closure Updates: Lewis County transfer stations in Centralia and Morton are CLOSED on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, 2024.

Lewis County transfer stations are closed on Sundays and all major holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

  • Lewis County Solid Waste is working with community partners to schedule Fall Community Recycle Events. Information will be posted here as we get events scheduled.
  • The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers are planning a fall Repair & Sustainability Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 in the SWFT Center at Centralia College. At the previous events, the following items were repaired: a drill, a rototiller, a lawnmower, a lamp, bicycles, a serger machine, a computer, several items of clothing, and several gardening tools and knives were sharpened. Workshops shared information on backyard home composting, bike repair, home electrical repair and home plumbing repair. Stay tuned for details on the fall event!
  • The Lewis County Solid Waste Utility is accepting comments on the Lewis County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan draft update. Washington State law, RCW 70A.205, requires that each county prepare a comprehensive solid waste management plan, and update it periodically. With collaboration from the Lewis County Solid Waste Advisory Committee -- an advisory group to the Lewis County Commissioners, each city within Lewis County, and a consulting team from Herrera Environmental, the Lewis County Solid Waste Utility has developed a draft update of the Lewis County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan. The purpose of the plan is to provide a guide for solid waste, hazardous waste, material reduction, recycling, and composting in Lewis County for the next 20 years. The draft plan update is now available for public review: Lewis County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan draft update, or copies can be read at one of the Timberland Libraries in Lewis County or the Toledo Community Library. Comments on the draft plan update can be submitted to swu@lewiscountywa.gov or mailed to Lewis County Solid Waste Utility, P.O. Box 180, Centralia, WA 98531.
  • Not sure whether the item you no longer want or need should be thrown away, donated or recycled? Check out Lewis County's Waste Widget, a searchable database for many household, business, and construction items.
  • Hazardous Waste Collection days at the East Lewis County Transfer Station near Morton will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Residential customers can drop off left-over cleaners, lawn, garden, and pool chemicals at no charge. No businesses may drop off hazardous chemicals during this time. The next Morton collection day is July 11, 2024.
  • The Hazo Hut in Centralia is open Wednesdays and the first & third Saturday (except holidays) of each month. Businesses may visit by appointment only.
  • Customers are only be permitted to drop off motor oil and antifreeze on Wednesdays and the first and third Saturday (except holidays) of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the Hazo Hut is open. Each customer will be permitted to drop off 5 gallons of motor oil during these times. RCW 70A.224.030 limits each household to depositing 5 gallons of motor oil each day. Please see a flyer for additional community drop-off locations for motor oil.

New rates take effect July 1 at Lewis County transfer stations

The Lewis County Solid Waste Disposal District No. 1 approved increases for certain fees following a March 25, 2024, public hearing. The new fees for Lewis County transfer stations in Centralia and Morton will go into effect July 1, 2024.

  • *$120/ton with a minimum fee set at $20 for 340 pounds or less (to include a 3.6 percent refuse tax) for municipal solid waste
  • *$140/ton with a minimum fee set at $35 for 500 pounds or less (to include a 3.6 percent refuse tax for bulky waste
  • *$100/ton with a minimum fee set at $15 for 300 pounds or less for grass clippings, leaves and non-chippable yard waste

*The above proposed rates will be rounded using standard rounding rules.

  • $30 each for refrigerated appliances (refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioning units)
  • $10 each for passenger or light truck tires with rims or without rims

Please click here for additional information about the approved increases in rates.

LEWIS COUNTY TRANSFER STATIONS

Tipping fee is $120.00 per ton; minimum fee is $20.00 for 340 pounds or less. A 3.6 percent state refuse tax, rounded using standard rounding rules, is added to all transactions.

Central Transfer Station
1411 S. Tower Avenue, Centralia, WA
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., in-bound gates close at 5:15 p.m., Closed Sundays
360-740-1451
Payment methods are cash, check, or credit cards. $2.00 handling fee per credit, debit, or pre-paid card transaction.

Map to Central Transfer Station

Map of the Centralia Transfer Station Campus

mapa de la estación de transferencia de basura y reciclaje

East Lewis County Transfer Station
6745 U.S. Highway 12, Morton, WA (2 miles east of Morton)
Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays
360-496-5095
Payment methods are cash, check, or credit cards. $2.00 handling fee per credit, debit, or pre-paid card transaction.

***Lewis County transfer stations in Centralia and Morton are CLOSED Sundays and all major holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.***

SOLID WASTE SERVICES ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

1411 S. Tower Ave., Centralia, WA 98531 (Site of the Central Transfer Station)
P.O. Box 180, Centralia, WA 98531
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
360-740-1451

swu@lewiscountywa.gov

The Administration Office is closed all major holidays.