Community Recycle Events, Programs & Workshops

Lewis County is working with cities and communities to offer free recycling events and opportunities to properly dispose of certain materials. Please see the Schedule of Events for 2022 listed below.

The events are offered to Lewis County residents only, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If some recycling containers fill up on the day of the event, that particular recycling opportunity may be closed due to storage and space limitations. Every event will not necessarily offer the same recycling opportunities.

Check out the dates that are confirmed in the chart below, and click on the city or community under "Location" or "Event Services" to see a flyer and rules about that specific event. (Some flyers are still being created, so check back for more details if the link for a certain event is not available yet!)

We are also working with volunteers to offer workshops to educate the community about composting, recycling, soil health, composting with worms, and living a more zero waste lifestyle. These workshops are included in the Schedule of Events listed below.

These events are being offered thanks to Lewis County, E-Cycle Washington, community partners, the WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers, and a grant from the Department of Ecology.

2022 DATES

EVENT LOCATION

EVENT SERVICES

June 9, 10 & 11

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Each Day

Pe Ell

Town Hall

111 Main St.

Pe Ell, WA 98572

(in the parking lot behind town hall)

Tire Recycling Event: A free Tire Recycling Event will take place June 9, 10, and 11 in the parking lot behind Pe Ell Town Hall, 111 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Lewis County residents are permitted to drop off up to 15 passenger or light truck tires, on or off the rim. Please be prepared to show ID for proof of residency. This event is unable to accept tires from businesses or semi-truck or heavy equipment tires. The Lewis County Solid Waste Utility is partnering with town of Pe Ell and the Washington State Department of Ecology to offer this free community recycling event. Questions may be directed to 360-740-1451 or swu@lewiscountywa.gov.

June 11

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please note times vary on some events.

Pe Ell

Town Hall

111 Main St.

Pe Ell, WA 98572

Satellite Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event: Residential customers may drop off their unwanted or left-over oil-based paint, cleaners, lawn, garden, pool chemicals, and other household chemicals. Please be prepared to leaves your containers at the event. Workers don't have a place to empty them, and return them to customers at satellite events. Limits for these events are 10 CFL lights, 5 gallons motor oil, 5 gallons antifreeze, 15 gallons oil-based paint, 5 gallons cooking oil, and no containers larger than 5 gallons.

Sensitive Document Shredding: Residential customers may bring up to three bags or boxes of documents they would like shredded, and then recycled. This event will take place in the parking lot before you enter the Lewis County Central Transfer Station in Centralia. The LeMay Mobile Shredding truck will be on-site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Styrofoam Recycling: Recycle block Styrofoam or food-service Styrofoam. Please bag up like types of Styrofoam in clear bags, or place the pieces in bags at the event. The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers will be on hand to accept the material for recycle. The Styrofoam pieces must be clean, dry, and free of tape and labels.
Yard Waste: Residential customers may bring in grass clippings, leaves, and chippable yard debris to place in container. This material will be hauled to a composting facility for processing. No garbage, dimensional lumber, or treated wood.

Scrap Metal Recycling Event: Residents may drop off scrap metal items and non-refrigerated household appliances during the event for free. Any machines, such as lawnmowers, must be drained of fluid before placing in the recycling containers.

June 11

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Napavine

City Hall

407 Birch Ave.

Napavine, WA 98565

Sensitive Document Shredding: Residential customers may bring up to three bags or boxes of documents they would like shredded, and then recycled.

July 6

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Chehalis

Basic Composting

Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library

400 N. Market Blvd.

Chehalis, WA 98532

Basic Composting Workshop: Composting is a little like baking a cake. There are some basic science principles required to successfully create compost in the shortest possible time but the rest is art, allowing you to create a composting setup that works for you. The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers invite you to attend this basic composting class. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about your own composting challenges as well. Space is limited for the in-person event, but the workshop will also be offered via Zoom. Please register for the workshop by calling 360-740-1216 or emailing jason.adams@lewiscountywa.gov by July 1.

Aug. 11

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Morton

East Lewis County Transfer Station

6745 U.S. Hwy 12

Morton, WA 98356

Satellite Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event: Residential customers may drop off their unwanted or left-over oil-based paint, cleaners, lawn, garden, pool chemicals, and other household chemicals. Please be prepared to leaves your containers at the event. Workers don't have a place to empty them, and return them to customers at satellite events. Limits for these events are 10 CFL lights, 5 gallons motor oil, 5 gallons antifreeze, 15 gallons oil-based paint, 5 gallons cooking oil, and no containers larger than 5 gallons.

Sept. 7

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Chehalis

Worm Composting

Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library

400 N. Market Blvd.

Chehalis, WA 98532

Worm Composting Workshop: Learn how worms can help you save money and help the environment. Red wigglers can eat a lot of your kitchen waste that they turn into great fertilizer you can add to your household plants and outdoor gardens. The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers will share their knowledge about red wigglers. Space is limited for the in-person class, so pre-register by Aug. 31 to reserve your spot. Call 360-740-1216 or email jason.adams@lewiscountywa.gov.

Sept. 10

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Packwood

Packwood Community Hall

12935 US Hwy 12

Packwood, WA 98361

Satellite Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event: Residential customers may drop off their unwanted or left-over oil-based paint, cleaners, lawn, garden, pool chemicals, and other household chemicals. Please be prepared to leaves your containers at the event. Workers don't have a place to empty them, and return them to customers at satellite events. Limits for these events are 10 CFL lights, 5 gallons motor oil, 5 gallons antifreeze, 15 gallons oil-based paint, 5 gallons cooking oil, and no containers larger than 5 gallons.

Styrofoam Recycling: Recycle block Styrofoam or food-service Styrofoam. Please bag up like types of Styrofoam in clear bags, or place the pieces in bags at the event. The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers will be on hand to accept the material for recycle. The Styrofoam pieces must be clean, dry, and free of tape and labels.

Television & Computer Recycling: Residents may drop off televisions, computer monitors, or CPUs for recycling. There is a limit of two items per household. This event cannot accept projection televisions, console televisions or televisions larger than 42 inches.

Fluorescent Light Recycling: Residents may drop off up to 10 fluorescent lights to be recycled.

Sept. 24

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pe Ell

Town Hall

111 Main St.

Pe Ell, WA 98572

Satellite Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event: Residential customers may drop off their unwanted or left-over oil-based paint, cleaners, lawn, garden, pool chemicals, and other household chemicals. Please be prepared to leaves your containers at the event. Workers don't have a place to empty them, and return them to customers at satellite events. Limits for these events are 10 CFL lights, 5 gallons motor oil, 5 gallons antifreeze, 15 gallons oil-based paint, 5 gallons cooking oil, and no containers larger than 5 gallons.

Styrofoam Recycling: Recycle block Styrofoam or food-service Styrofoam. Please bag up like types of Styrofoam in clear bags, or place the pieces in bags at the event. The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers will be on hand to accept the material for recycle. The Styrofoam pieces must be clean, dry, and free of tape and labels.

Television & Computer Recycling: Residents may drop off televisions, computer monitors, or CPUs for recycling. There is a limit of two items per household. This event cannot accept projection televisions, console televisions or televisions larger than 42 inches.

Fluorescent Light Recycling: Residents may drop off up to 10 fluorescent lights to be recycled.

Oct. 6

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Morton

East Lewis County Transfer Station

6745 U.S. Hwy 12

Morton, WA 98356

Satellite Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event: Residential customers may drop off their unwanted or left-over oil-based paint, cleaners, lawn, garden, pool chemicals, and other household chemicals. Please be prepared to leaves your containers at the event. Workers don't have a place to empty them, and return them to customers at satellite events. Limits for these events are 10 CFL lights, 5 gallons motor oil, 5 gallons antifreeze, 15 gallons oil-based paint, 5 gallons cooking oil, and no containers larger than 5 gallons.

Oct. 8

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Winlock-Vader Area

Old Winlock Drop Box

1105 Winlock-Vader Road

Winlock, WA 98596

Satellite Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event: Residential customers may drop off their unwanted or left-over oil-based paint, cleaners, lawn, garden, pool chemicals, and other household chemicals. Please be prepared to leaves your containers at the event. Workers don't have a place to empty them, and return them to customers at satellite events. Limits for these events are 10 CFL lights, 5 gallons motor oil, 5 gallons antifreeze, 15 gallons oil-based paint, 5 gallons cooking oil, and no containers larger than 5 gallons.

Styrofoam Recycling: Recycle block Styrofoam or food-service Styrofoam. Please bag up like types of Styrofoam in clear bags, or place the pieces in bags at the event. The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers will be on hand to accept the material for recycle. The Styrofoam pieces must be clean, dry, and free of tape and labels.

Television & Computer Recycling: Residents may drop off televisions, computer monitors, or CPUs for recycling. There is a limit of two items per household. This event cannot accept projection televisions, console televisions or televisions larger than 42 inches.

Fluorescent Light Recycling: Residents may drop off up to 10 fluorescent lights to be recycled.

Nov. 2

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Chehalis

Zero Waste Workshop

Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library

400 N. Market Blvd.

Chehalis, WA 98532

Zero Waste Workshop: Lewis County residents and businesses threw away more than 95,300 tons of garbage in 2021! Attend this workshop to learn how you can do your part to reduce that number. Waste reduction experts and WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers will share how they "walk the talk" to reduce the amount of garbage they throw away. They will focus on how to reduce food waste, plan for a waste-free holiday, recycle right, and practice waste reduction and reuse every day. Space is limited for this workshop. Please pre-register by Oct. 28 by calling 360-740-1216 or emailing jason.adams@lewiscountywa.gov. The workshop will also be offered via Zoom.

*Except where noted

Lewis County Solid Waste Utility

P.O. Box 180
1411 S. Tower Ave.

Centralia, WA, 98531

360-740-1451

Email: swu@lewiscountywa.gov