Lewis County will host two Earth Day recycling events on Saturday

By The Staff of The Chronicle

Residents of Lewis County will have the opportunity to recycle a variety of items at two locations this Saturday as part of Earth Day 2022 celebrations, the county announced Tuesday.

Sensitive documents and styrofoam will be accepted in the Lewis County Central Transfer Station parking lot, 1411 S. Tower Ave., Centralia, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Sensitive documents can be dropped off until 1 p.m. and polystyrene can be dropped off until 4 p.m.

Customers can drop off up to three bags or boxes of documents to be shredded. Block polystyrene foam and food service polystyrene foam can be placed in clear plastic bags, if they are clean, dry and free of tape or labels.

A community recycling event will also take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the old Winlock drop box, located at 1105 Winlock-Vader Road.

The collection of electric bicycles, the recycling of polystyrene and the collection of hazardous household waste will be offered during the event.

Each household is limited to two electronic devices, such as televisions, computer monitors and processors.

Households are also limited to recycling no more than 10 compact fluorescent lamps, 5 gallons of motor oil and 5 gallons of antifreeze. No residential paint and no container over 5 gallons will be accepted.

No trash or other materials will be accepted at either location, depending on the county.

Attendees of either event should be prepared to provide proof of residency as the event is limited to Lewis County residential customers only, the county said in a news release.

Events are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Some recycling opportunities may end early, if containers fill up, the county said.

Both recycling events are sponsored by the Lewis County Department of Public Works

Solid Waste Utility, the State Department of Ecology and E-Cycle Washington. A Department of Ecology grant provides partial funding to pay for community recycling events, according to the county.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to call 360-740-1451 or email [email protected]

Maria R. Newman