Household Hazardous Waste

Can you spot household hazardous waste?

Many of the products used for housework, gardening, home-improvement, or car maintenance contain hazardous materials. They can endanger your health and pollute the environment. Household toxins contain chemicals that are poisonous, corrosive, flammable or water-reactive. These include lawn and garden products, oil based paint and solvents, motor oil and auto supplies, household cleaners and aerosol sprays -- even bleach scouring powder.

Read the labels! and KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

MEDICAL WASTE, LEFTOVER MEDICINES AND SHARPS

Medical waste is dangerous to people, animals and the environment. Medical waste is considered a biological hazard and needs to be managed properly. Please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH LEFT OVER HAZARDOUS WASTE?

When leftover oil-based paint, lawn and garden chemicals, batteries, waste oil and other hazardous materials are thrown out, they become hazardous waste. Hazardous materials make up about 2% of the garbage going to landfills and solid waste incinerators. All too frequently, people are injured by these toxins in the trash.

For information on the Moderate Risk Waste Collection Facility of Lewis County, better known as the Hazo Hut please call 360-740-1221 or email swu@lewiscountywa.gov

What can I do to reduce the negative impact of hazardous materials on people and the environment?

  • Switch to safer substitutes!
  • Reduce the use of hazardous materials!
  • Dispose of hazardous materials properly at the Hazo Hut.
  • The sites listed below are for residential customers who service their own personal vehicles. Each customer who uses our waste oil program is limited to 5 gallons per day (per RCW 70.951.030 (5)c) . Businesses are also limited to no more than 5 gallons per day and must dispose of used oil at the Hazo-Hut only, please call 360-740-1221 to arrange to drop off your oil at the Hazo Hut.
    Used Motor Oil Collection Locations:
    Central Transfer Station - 1411 S Tower Ave, Centralia; 360-740-1221; Hours: Mon-Sat 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. View Larger Map
    Pe Ell Recycling Center - 1st & Sewer Lane, Pe Ell; Hours: Open every day during daylight hours. View Larger Map
    Lewis County Fire District Onalaska WA - 244 Carlisle Avenue, Onalaska; Hours: Open every day during daylight hours. View Larger Map
    East Lewis County Transfer Station in Morton WA - 6745 US Hwy 12, Morton; Hours: Mon- Sat 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. View Larger Map
    Lewis County Fire District # 10 Packwood WA - 12953 US Hwy 12, Packwood; Hours: Open every day during daylight hours.
    Notes for Users
    No out of County waste accepted
    Please take your empty containers with you. Empty containers may be disposed of in the regular garbage.
    Do not leave used oil filters. Used oil filters when drained may be disposed of in the regular garbage.
    Do not leave other hazardous waste such as full containers, antifreeze, paint, thinners and solvents.

    Call 360-740-1221 for help with disposal.