Lewis County Solid Waste Utility

ANNOUNCEMENTS for FEBRUARY 2023

Lewis County transfer stations are CLOSED on Sundays and all 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 transfer stations in Centralia and Morton will be closed Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents Day. They will resume regular operations on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Administration Office in Centralia will also be closed on the holiday, and return to regular hours on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
  • 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.
  • There are free wood chips and compost available in the parking lot before you enter the Lewis County Central Transfer Station, 1411 S. Tower Ave., Centralia, WA 98531. The gate to this area will be unlocked from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Customers must load their own material. The chips and compost are available on the first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. The chips are from the transfer station's wood debris collection program, and the compost is from the city of Centralia's biosolids composting program.
  • Hazardous Waste Collection days at the East Lewis County Transfer Station near Morton will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Residential customers can drop off left-over oil based paint, cleaners, and lawn, garden, and pool chemicals at no charge. No businesses may drop off hazardous chemicals during this time. The next Morton collection day will be Feb. 9.
  • 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 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.
  • Customers are 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.

LEWIS COUNTY TRANSFER STATIONS

Tipping fee is $100.00 per ton; minimum fee is $15.00 for 280 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.

Map to Central Transfer Station

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.

***Lewis County transfer stations in Centralia and Morton are CLOSED Sundays and all 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 holidays.