Solid Waste Disposal Locations, Rates & Accepted Materials

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Lewis County is implementing the following precautions:

July 27, 2020:

  • The Centralia and Morton Transfer Stations are open for garbage, recycling, and yard waste disposal.
  • Visitors follow the Governor's orders regarding safe distancing and face coverings while at the facilities.
  • Accepted methods of payments: credit/debit card, cash, and check.
  • The Hazo Hut is open Wednesdays and the first & third Saturday of each month. Businesses are appointment only.
  • The Reuse Center is permanently closed.
  • The Free Residential Disposal Voucher Program has been canceled due to the COVID-19 emergency.

CENTRAL TRANSFER STATION -- CENTRALIA

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Location: 1411 South Tower Avenue, Centralia, WA

Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Phone Number: 360-740-1451

Forms of payment accepted: Cash, Check, or Credit/Debit Cards are accepted at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia. $1 handling fee per credit, debit or pre-paid card transaction.

EAST LEWIS COUNTY TRANSFER STATION -- MORTON

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Location: 6745 U.S. Hwy 12, Morton, WA (2 miles East of Morton)

Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone Number: 360-496-5095

Forms of payment accepted: Cash, Check, or Credit/Debit Cards are accepted at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia. $1 handling fee per credit, debit or pre-paid card transaction.

TRANSFER STATION HOLIDAYS

The transfer stations are closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

THE TIPPING FEE FOR MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE IS $90.00 PER TON AT BOTH TRANSFER STATIONS.

  • The minimum fee for refuse disposal at both transfer stations is $10.00 for 200 lbs. or less.
  • Garbage: $90.00 per ton ($10.00 minimum for 200 lbs. or less)
  • Asbestos: (Central Transfer Station Only): $150.00 per ton ($30.00 minimum charge for 400 pounds or less). 3.6% solid waste refuse tax added to transaction. Special handling needed.
  • Waste Requiring Special Handling: $110.00 per ton. 3.6% solid waste refuse tax added to transaction.
  • Chippable Yard Waste: $60.00 per ton ($5.00 minimum for 160 pounds or less) See "composting link" or "transfer station recycling link" for a list of noxious weeds that are not allowed in the wood waste.
  • Yard Waste: Lawn clippings, garden spoils, leaves or yard trimmings: $60.00 per ton ($5.00 minimum for 160 pounds or less) See "composting link" for a list of noxious weeds that are not allowed in the yard waste. Must be separated from chippable debris.
  • Large Household Appliances: (ovens/ranges, washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers, hot water tanks): $10.00 each. Large appliances collected at county transfer stations are recycled.
  • Refrigerators, freezers and other appliances containing refrigerant: $23.00 each. Refrigerator or freezer doors must be removed for safety reasons. The doors may be recycled with the unit.
  • Small Electrical Appliances (disposal options for TVs, computer monitors, laptops and computer towers are listed separately below): Small electrical appliances, such as hair dryers, document shredders, microwave ovens, keyboards, copiers, etc., go with the garbage, and the garbage fee of $90.00 per ton ($10.00 minimum for 200 pounds or less) applies.
  • TVs, computer monitors, computer towers and laptops: TVs and computer monitors: $25.00 each; computer towers: $6.00 each; and laptops: $31.00 each. Free options are available for these items - see Free E-Cycle sites below.
  • Free E-Cycle Sites: The following locations accept TVs, computer monitors, computer towers, and laptops at no charge through a Washington State electronics recycling program: Goodwill Industries Store, 519 Harrison Ave., Centralia; and Tiger Mountain Technologies, 208 Second St., Morton.
  • Passenger Car/Light Truck Tires Without Rims: $3.00 each
  • Passenger Car/Light Truck Tires With Rims: $5.00 each
  • Semi-Truck Tires Without Rims: $10.00 each
  • Semi-Truck Tires With Rims: $20.00 each
  • Mercury-Containing Lights: Lewis county residents can recycle up to 10 mercury-containing lights at no charge per day at the Central Transfer Station, Centralia, and East Lewis County Transfer Station, Morton. When dropping off more than 10 mercury-containing lights in one day, the first 10 are free and the following rates apply for the remainder:
    • 4 foot straight light -- $0.40 each
    • 8 foot straight light -- $0.80 each
    • 6 foot straight light -- $0.60 each
    • Compact fluorescent light -- $0.50 each
    • U-Tube light -- $1.00 each
    • High intensity discharge light -- $1.00 each
    • Specialty light -- $2.50 each

CURBSIDE GARBAGE PICKUP

Private garbage companies provide garbage containers for their customers. The companies provide various sizes of containers and pick-up schedules are determined by need and neighborhood routes. Please contact the company in your neighborhood for your residential or business garbage disposal needs.

  • Centralia: 360-736-4769, LeMay Enterprises, Inc.
  • Chehalis: 360-748-1502, LeMay Enterprises, Inc.
  • Rural Centralia/Chehalis: 360-736-5282, LeMay Enterprises, Inc.
  • City of Vader: 360-623-5383, Community Waste & Recycling

For LeMay customers: If you need more detailed information regarding what is accepted in curbside pickup or when your garbage schedule is you can download the "WasteConnect" app from your smartphone app store.