Transfer Stations: Rates & Accepted Materials

ANNOUNCEMENTS for SEPTEMBER 2021

  • Lewis County is working with cities and local organizations to schedule Community Recycle Events. Please visit our Community Recycle Events & Programs page for details.
  • The Centralia and Morton Transfer Stations are open for garbage, recycling, and yard waste disposal.
  • 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 may visit by appointment only.
    • Hazo Hut at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia has changed the way it collects latex paint. It will no longer accept latex paint. Latex paint is not hazardous. 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
  • Changes are coming to motor oil and antifreeze recycling at the Central Transfer Station, 1411 S. Tower Ave., Centralia. Starting Nov. 1, 2021, customers will 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.
  • 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, Oct. 7. Visit the Hazo Hut page for additional details.
  • Changes to recycling at transfer stations in Centralia and Morton have taken place. Click Recycle Reset to learn more.
  • Haga clic aquí para obtener una versión en español del folleto Recycle Reset.

The tipping fee at the transfer stations is $90 per ton with a $10 minimum for 200 pounds or less. A 3.6% solid waste refuse tax is added to each transaction.

CENTRAL TRANSFER STATION -- CENTRALIA

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1411 South Tower Avenue, Centralia, WA

Monday - Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. In-bound gates close at 5:15 p.m.

360-740-1451

Forms of payment accepted: Cash, Check, or Credit/Debit Cards are accepted at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia. $1.00 handling fee per credit, debit or pre-paid card transaction.

EAST LEWIS COUNTY TRANSFER STATION -- MORTON

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

Monday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. In-bound gates close at 4:45 p.m.

360-496-5095

Forms of payment accepted: Cash, Check, or Credit/Debit Cards are accepted at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia. $1.00 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

Other Transfer Station Fees:

  • Stumps/Trees/Branches: $60.00 per ton ($5.00 minimum for 160 pounds or less)
  • Grass Clippings/Leaves: Lawn clippings, garden spoils, leaves or yard trimmings: $60.00 per ton ($5.00 minimum for 160 pounds or less). Here is a link to a list of noxious weeds that are not accepted.
  • Ovens/ranges, washers, dryers, dishwashers, hot water tanks: $10.00 each.
  • 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.
  • 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 & Items larger than 8 feet in length: $110.00 per ton. 3.6% solid waste refuse tax added to transaction.
  • E-Waste::
    • TVs and computer monitors: $25.00 each
    • CPUs: $6.00 each
    • Laptops: $31.00 each
  • Tires:
    • 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:
    • Light Cycle Washington allows for a resident or business to drop off up to 10 mercury-containing lights when the Hazo Hut is open in Centralia or during regular hours in Morton. After the first 10 lights, the following charges apply:
      • 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 offer curbside garbage pick-up. Please contact the company in your area 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