Transfer Stations: Rates & Accepted Materials

ANNOUNCEMENTS for FEBRUARY 2023

Lewis County transfer stations will be CLOSED on Sundays and all 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.

  • Lewis County transfer stations in Centralia and Morton will be closed Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents Day. They will resume regular operations on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The Lewis County Solid Waste Utility Administration Office in Centralia will also be closed on the holiday, and return to regular hours on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
  • 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.
  • There are free wood chips and compost available in the parking lot before you enter the Lewis County Central Transfer Station, 1411 S. Tower Ave., Centralia, WA 98531. The gate to this area will be unlocked from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Customers must load their own material. The chips and compost are available on the first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. The chips are from the transfer station's wood debris collection program. The compost is from the city of Centralia's biosolids composting program.
  • Hazardous Waste Collection days at the East Lewis County Transfer Station near Morton will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second Thursday of each month. Residential customers can drop off left-over oil based paint, cleaners, and lawn, garden, and pool chemicals at no charge. No businesses may drop off hazardous chemicals during this time. The next Morton collection day is Feb. 9.
  • 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 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
  • 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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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.

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. $1.00 handling fee per credit, debit or pre-paid card transaction.

TRANSFER STATION HOLIDAYS

The transfer stations are closed on the following holidays in 2022:

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

***Please note: In 2023, both Lewis County transfer stations will be CLOSED all 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 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