Transfer Stations: Rates & Accepted Materials

ANNOUNCEMENTS for FEBRUARY 2024

Holiday Closure Update: Lewis County transfer stations in Centralia and Morton are CLOSED on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024.

Lewis County transfer stations are closed on Sundays and all major holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

  • The Lewis County Solid Waste Utility is accepting comments on the Lewis County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan draft update. Washington State law, RCW 70A.205, requires that each county prepare a comprehensive solid waste management plan, and update it periodically. With collaboration from the Lewis County Solid Waste Advisory Committee -- an advisory group to the Lewis County Commissioners, each city within Lewis County, and a consulting team from Herrera Environmental, the Lewis County Solid Waste Utility has developed a draft update of the Lewis County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan. The purpose of the plan is to provide a guide for solid waste, hazardous waste, material reduction, recycling, and composting in Lewis County for the next 20 years. The draft plan update is now available for public review: Lewis County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan draft update, or copies can be read at one of the Timberland Libraries in Lewis County or the Toledo Community Library. Comments on the draft plan update can be submitted to swu@lewiscountywa.gov or mailed to Lewis County Solid Waste Utility, P.O. Box 180, Centralia, WA 98531.
  • Not sure whether the item you no longer want or need should be thrown away, donated or recycled? Check out Lewis County's Waste Widget, a searchable database for many household, business, and construction items.
  • Hazardous Waste Collection days at the East Lewis County Transfer Station near Morton will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Residential customers can drop off left-over cleaners, lawn, garden, and pool chemicals at no charge. No businesses may drop off hazardous chemicals during this time. The next Morton collection day is March 14, 2024.
  • The Hazo Hut in Centralia is open Wednesdays and the first & third Saturday (except holidays) of each month. Businesses may visit by appointment only.
    • Hazo Hut is not accepting any PaintCare materials at this time. Washington state has implemented a new product stewardship program for various types of paint called PaintCare. Here is the link to find PaintCare locations in Lewis County, where you can drop off latex, oil-based, and other types of architectural paint products, for free: PaintCare.org.
    • Latex paint is not hazardous:
      • 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.
  • Customers are only be permitted to drop off motor oil and antifreeze on Wednesdays and the first and third Saturday (except holidays) 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.

The tipping fee at the transfer stations is $100.00 per ton with a $15 minimum for 280 pounds or less. A 3.6% solid waste refuse tax is added to each transaction.

CENTRAL TRANSFER STATION -- CENTRALIA

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Map to Central Transfer Station

Map of the Centralia Transfer Station Campus

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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. $2.00 handling fee per credit, debit or pre-paid card transaction.

Map to Central Transfer Station

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. $2.00 handling fee per credit, debit or pre-paid card transaction.

TRANSFER STATION HOLIDAYS

Lewis County transfer stations are CLOSED Sundays and all major holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Other Transfer Station Fees:

  • Stumps/Trees/Branches: $60.00 per ton ($10.00 minimum for 320 pounds or less)
  • Grass Clippings/Leaves: Lawn clippings, garden spoils, leaves or yard trimmings: $90.00 per ton ($10.00 minimum for 220 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. Please call 360-740-1451 or email swu@lewiscountywa.gov.
  • Waste Requiring Special Handling & Items larger than 8 feet in length: $120.00 per ton. ($15.00 minimum for 240 pounds or less). 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: $5.00 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 for free when the Hazo Hut is open in Centralia or during regular hours in Morton. After the first 10 lights, the following charges apply:
      • $1.00 per pound
      • Specialty light: $2.50 each

CURBSIDE GARBAGE PICKUP

Private garbage companies offer curbside garbage, recycling, and organics pick-up. Please contact LeMay for your disposal, recycling, and composting needs. They also provide service to all businesses in Lewis County.

  • All Lewis County: 360-736-4769, LeMay Enterprises, Inc.