Solid Waste Utility

ANNOUNCEMENTS for MAY 2021

Lewis County transfer stations in Centralia and Morton will be OPEN their regular hours on the Memorial Day Holiday, Monday, May 31, 2021. Centralia is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Morton is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In-bound gates at both transfer stations close 15 minutes prior to facility closure.

  • Hazo Hut at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia is changing the way it collects latex paint. Starting June 1, it will no longer accept latex paint. Latex paint is not hazardous. Between now and June 1, the amount of latex paint accepted from each customer per Hazo Hut visit will be limited to 10 gallons. 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
  • A Tire Recycling Event will take place in Pe Ell on June 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here is a flyer with details.
  • 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, Aug. 5. These satellite collection opportunities are available on a quarterly basis. Oct. 7 will be the last collection event for the year. 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.