Hazo Hut

Motor Oil and Antifreeze Recycling

Customers bringing oil to the Central Transfer Station, 1411 S. Tower Ave., Centralia, 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.


Hazo Hut serves Lewis County residential customers, and is located at the Lewis County Central Transfer Station
1411 S. Tower Ave., Centralia, WA 98531

Map to Central Transfer Station

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Wednesday and the first & third Saturday of the month

360-740-1451 or 360-740-1221


Closed all holidays.

Paint Disposal through PaintCare

Washington state has implemented a new product stewardship program for various types of paint, including latex and oil-based paint, called PaintCare. Here is the link to find our more about PaintCare: PaintCare.org.

Lewis County PaintCare locations:

Palmer Lumber Co

370 NW State Ave.

Chehalis, WA 98532


Rodda Paint

920 NW State Ave.



Market Street Ace

771 S. Market Blvd.



Lincoln Creek Lumber

1621 Harrison Ave.



Mossyrock Hardware

249 E State St.


360- 983-3333

Here are the acceptance rules for these sites:

Who Can Use The PaintCare Program:
Households and Businesses

Restrictions: Limit: 20 gallons per visit.

Hours: Paint is accepted during regular business hours. Please call ahead for hours and to make sure the store can accept the amount and type of paint you would like to recycle.

These sites accept latex and oil-based house paint, stains and varnish in containers up to 5 gallons in size.

The following are PaintCare products included in the program. When purchased, the PaintCare fee is applied. These products are accepted at no additional cost when dropped off at PaintCare’s participating drop-off sites.

  • Interior and exterior architectural paints: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, enamel (including textured coatings)
  • Deck coatings, floor paints (including elastomeric)
  • Primers, sealers, undercoaters
  • Stains
  • Shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, urethanes (single component)
  • Waterproofing concrete/masonry/wood sealers and repellents (not tar or bitumen-based)
  • Metal coatings, rust preventatives
  • Field and lawn paints

The sites do not accept aerosols (spray paint or other spray products), containers without original labels, or containers that are leaking or empty. Other items not accepted:

  • Paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents
  • Aerosol paints (spray cans)
  • Auto and marine paints
  • Art and craft paints
  • Caulking compounds, epoxies, glues, adhesives
  • Paint additives, colorants, tints, resins
  • Wood preservatives (containing pesticides)
  • Roof patch and repair
  • Asphalt, tar and bitumen-based products
  • 2-component coatings
  • Deck cleaners
  • Traffic and road marking paints
  • Industrial Maintenance (IM) coatings
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) (shop application) paints and finishes
  • Containers that are leaking or empty, and containers without the original printed manufacturer’s label are not accepted at retail drop-off sites

PaintCare Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, represents paint manufacturers (paint producers) to plan and operate paint stewardship programs in U.S. states and jurisdictions that pass paint stewardship laws. It is a program of the American Coatings Association (ACA) a membership-based trade association of the paint manufacturing industry. Working through the Paint Producer Stewardship Initiative (PPSI) facilitated by the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), ACA supported the passage of the nation’s first paint stewardship law in Oregon and established PaintCare in 2009.

Since then, PaintCare has launched programs across the country following the passage of similar laws in California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maine, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and New York.

Rules & Limits at Hazo Hut



  • One visit per opening
  • Residential waste only
  • No PaintCare materials are accepted at this time. Please take paint and other architectural paint items to a PaintCare location in Lewis County. Search locations here: PaintCare.org
  • Business waste by appointment only
  • No pharmaceuticals
  • No explosives or ammunition
  • Sharps must be in a sealed container

Limits (per visit):

  • 10 CFL lights
  • 5 gallons motor oil (only on days the Hazo Hut in Centralia is open)
  • 5 gallons antifreeze
  • 5 gallons cooking oil
  • No containers over 5 gallons

We reserve the right to refuse service.

Examples of items accepted at Hazo Hut:


Super glue, wall paper, floor cement, etc.


Deodorant, insect killer, air fresheners.

Animal poisons

Mice, rat, mole, etc.

Automotive waste

Motor oil, antifreeze, transmission, hydraulic, brake fluid, gasoline, kerosene, etc.


Automotive, ni-cad, lithium, Ni-MH batteries, button cells, sealed lead acid.

Chem-Lab chemicals

Children's science sets, photography fluids, etc.

Cleaning agents

Bleach, ammonia, acids, alkalines, soaps, scouring powder, degreasing detergents, etc.


Grass and weed killer, moss killer, etc.


Diazinon, malathion, metaldehyde, moth balls, etc.

Solvents and flammable liquids

Toluene, acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, wax remover, etc.

Propane and refrigerant tanks

7 gallon or less.

Fluorescent lamps

Mercury-containing lights. Charges apply for more than 10 lights per day.

Cooking oil

Vegetable, peanut and other cooking oils only.

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Damaged, Defective, or Recalled Lithium Batteries:

There have been several incidents involving both lithium primary (non-rechargeable) and lithium-ion (rechargeable) batteries. Damaged, defective, and recalled lithium batteries are hazardous and require special handling. Purchase one of the specialized Call2Recycle products with special handling instructions for your damaged battery by clicking here or calling 1-877-723-1297.

Business, School and Non-Profit Customers With Unwanted Chemicals

Lewis County's Moderate Risk Waste Program offers a disposal option for conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQG) operating in Lewis County. To qualify for the CESQG program, a business, school or non-profit organization must generate less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month.

Contact the Lewis County Moderate Risk Waste Coordinator at 360-740-1221 to schedule an appointment to bring in unwanted chemicals. Fees are due the day of delivery. Forms of payment accepted include: Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.

Small businesses qualify for free fluorescent light recycling when turning in 10 lights or less. Businesses will receive free recycling of straights lamps, CFLs, U-tube lights, high intensity discharge lights, or specialty lights when 10 or less lights are dropped off on day of appointment. Please call 360-740-1221 to schedule an appointment to bring in spent fluorescent lights.

Household Hazardous Waste at East Lewis County Transfer Station, Morton

Household hazardous waste items that can be dropped off during Morton's regular hours: Mon.-Sat. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

TVs, computer monitors, computer towers are accepted for a fee at both transfer stations.

  • Fluorescent lights contain mercury. These include tubes, compact fluorescent tubs and HID lights. Customers may drop off 10 of these lights per household for free per day.
  • Used motor oil: There is a 5-gallon limit per household per day
  • Antifreeze: There is a 5-gallon limit per household per day

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events at the East Lewis County Transfer Station

The events take place on the second Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In 2024, the scheduled dates are:

  • Jan. 11
  • Feb. 8
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • Aug. 8
  • Sept. 12
  • Oct. 10
  • Nov. 14
  • Dec. 12

Examples of these items are cleaners, lawn, garden, and pool chemicals. Businesses may not bring hazardous materials to the East Lewis County Transfer Station. For more information, please call 360-740-1221.

Satellite Collection at Community Recycle Events* for 2024 have been scheduled. Please see the schedule here. The hours for the following events are from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.:

*These events are on a first-come, first-served basis. When a container is full for a particular item, the opportunity to drop off or recycle that material will end.*

E-CYCLE Washington

The items listed below can be taken to Goodwill, Centralia; or Tiger Mountain Technologies, Morton, for FREE as part of E-CYCLE Washington. Click E-Cycle Washington for details on the program.

  • Televisions
  • CPU (computer towers)
  • Computer monitors
  • Laptops

Items not accepted at Hazo Hut, and alternatives for disposal

  • Asbestos -- Lewis County Transfer Station 360-740-1451 or 360-740-1481
  • Explosives and ammunition -- Lewis County Sheriff's Office 360-740-1266
  • Empty containers (includes paint cans, aerosol cans, oil containers, antifreeze containers, garden chemical containers) -- Wrap in a garbage bag and dispose of in the garbage.
  • Water (in paint cans and buckets and antifreeze containers) -- allow to evaporate
  • Rinse water from latex paint brushes and rollers -- allow to evaporate
  • Dried paint (latex or oil based), tar or asphalt -- place in a plastic garbage bag, tie and place in a garbage can
  • Paint: Please take to a local PaintCare location. Check nearby PaintCare participants at PaintCare.org.
  • Containers of latex paint less than 1/2 full -- remove lids, mix kitty litter (or dirt or saw dust), allow contents to dry, wrap in a garbage bag, dispose of in the garbage
  • Alkaline batteries -- dispose of in the garbage
  • Pharmaceuticals -- Lewis County Public Health & Social Services and Sheriff's office partner to provide residents a safe option for disposal of unused medicines. Please click here for more information.
  • Medical or biological waste -- Lewis County Public Health & Social Services, Environmental Services 360-740-1417
  • Radioactive Material -- US Ecology 509-372-7950