Solid Waste Utility

ANNOUNCEMENTS for SEPTEMBER 2021

  • Lewis County is working with cities and local organizations to offer Community Recycling Events. Please see our Community Recycle Events & Programs page for details.
  • The Centralia and Morton Transfer Stations are open for garbage, recycling, and yard waste disposal.
  • The Hazo Hut is open Wednesdays and the first & third Saturday of each month. Businesses may visit by appointment only.
    • Hut at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia has changed the way it collects latex paint. It will no longer accept latex paint. Latex paint is not hazardous. Washington state has implemented a new product stewardship program for various types of paint, including latex, called PaintCare. Here is the link to find PaintCare locations in Lewis County, where you can drop off latex, and other paint, for free: PaintCare.org.
    • 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.
  • Changes are coming to motor oil and antifreeze recycling at the Central Transfer Station, 1411 S. Tower Ave., Centralia. Starting Nov. 1, 2021, customers will only be permitted to drop off motor oil and antifreeze on Wednesdays and the first and third Saturday 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.
  • Recycle Reset is in place at both transfer stations. Aquí hay una versión en español del folleto Recycle Reset. Transfer stations no longer accept commingled recycling or plastic recycling.
  • The curbside recycling program offered by LeMay is still a commingled system, and still accepts plastic bottles, plastic jugs and plastic dairy containers.
  • Household hazardous waste will be collected from residents at the East Lewis County Transfer Station in Morton from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7. Visit the Hazo Hut page for additional details.

LEWIS COUNTY TRANSFER STATIONS

Tipping fee is $90.00 per ton; minimum fee is $10.00 for 200 pounds or less.

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. $1.00 handling fee per credit, debit, or pre-paid card transaction.

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. $1.00 handling fee per credit, debit, or pre-paid card transaction.

Transfer stations are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, and 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 holidays.