Free Tansy Disposal Days Upcoming in Second Weekend of June


Six spots in Lewis County will open sequentially for the collection of the noxious weed tansy ragwort on the weekend of June 16 and 17, according to a news release from the county’s noxious weed department.

To encourage participation, raffle prizes will be available.

“The goal of this event is to encourage landowners to perform control of noxious weeds before they get to the flowering stage,” stated an email from the county. “Once in this stage, chemical control is less effective and time-frame for any control method begins closing.”

Free disposal of the weed in tied closed bags will be available in three locations on the western half of Lewis County on Friday, June 16 and three locations in the eastern half of Lewis County on Saturday, June 17 following a strict schedule. 

On June 16, disposal will be available from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Pe Ell School, 519 N. Second St. in Pe Ell; from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Toledo Ball Fields, 5545 Jackson Highway; and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Centralia Christian School, 1315 S. Tower Ave., Centralia. 

On June 17, disposal will be free from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Randle at the Randle Fire Station, 9978 U.S. Highway 12; from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at the Seasons Hotel in Morton at 200 Westlake Ave.; and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Onalaska at Lewis County Fire District 1 station at 1733 state Route 508.

For more information, call 360-740-1218 or email