Lewis County Solid Waste Utility

ANNOUNCEMENTS for FEBRUARY 2024

Holiday Closure Updates: Lewis County transfer stations in Centralia and Morton are CLOSED on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 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.

  • 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.
  • The Lewis County 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 March 14, 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.
  • Hazo Hut is not accepting any PaintCare materials at this time. Washington state has implemented a new product stewardship program for various types of paint called PaintCare. Here is the link to find PaintCare locations in Lewis County, where you can drop off latex, oil-based, and other types of architectural paint products, for free: PaintCare.org.
  • Latex paint is not hazardous:
    • If your container of latex paint is less than half full, you can dry up the paint yourself and dispose of it in the garbage.
    • To solidify leftover latex paint:
      • Mix cat litter, dirt or sawdust into the container of paint
      • Allow the mixture to harden
      • Wrap container in a plastic bag
      • Dispose of in your curbside garbage pickup or bring to Lewis County transfer stations in Centralia or Morton.
  • 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.

LEWIS COUNTY TRANSFER STATIONS

Tipping fee is $100.00 per ton; minimum fee is $15.00 for 280 pounds or less. A 3.6 percent state refuse tax is added to all transaction.

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. - 5:00 p.m., in-bound gates close at 4:45 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.