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Old hang tags expired Saturday

Post Date:06/26/2017 11:24 AM

NEWTON COUNTY, GA - Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers transitioned into a new stage of the program on Saturday, July 1.

Five full-service centers and one center for recycling only are available beginning July 1. The county’s five other centers will be closed at that time.

The full-service centers that remain open are Adams Circle, Stone Road, Stewart, Piper Road and Oak Hill Road. These centers will accept all municipal waste, including recycling, for $145 a year. For Newton County residents who a have curbside service that does not accept recycling or just wish to recycle, a hang tag for just the Bypass/Flat Shoals Road center, which will accept recycling and yard waste only, may be purchased for $24. If you purchase the full-service tag, you do not need to buy the recycling-only center tag.

You must have a new vehicle tag to enter the centers after June 30. Starting July 1, the old tag with the green stripe down the side, will not be accepted.

Vehicle hang tags can be purchased at the Newton County Historic Courthouse, 1124 Clark Street, Covington Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., online at or by printing out an application from and mailing it into 1124 Clark Street, Covington, GA, 30014, ATTN: Convenience Centers Hang Tag. The hang tag office will close at 3:45 Friday, June 30.

In order to purchase a tag, proof of residency must be provided, which includes a tax or utility bill, mortgage statement or lease agreement.

Only Newton County residents with vehicle hang tags will be accepted into the Trash Collection Convenience Centers.

The centers are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The centers will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.


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