Recycling Information

ATTN: The Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful office, Newton County Landfill and all Recycling Centers will be closed Friday, April 18th in observance of Good Friday.  All Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers and Landfill will reopen Saturday, April 19th.
Citations will be issued against anyone who leaves trash at gates when facilities are closed. 

Effective 10/11/09, Neighborhood Recycling Centers, except for the Hazelbrand Road location, will open at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


  Household Hazardous Waste Recycling, E-Cycle, and

now Salvation Army donations (clothing and bicycles only)

on the

first Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to noon at

the Newton County Landfill,

205 Lower River Rd., Covington, GA  30016.

Neighborhood Recycling Centers


Newton County has improved the method by which residential garbage is disposed. All compactor sites are fenced and staffed and offer specific hours of operation. Recycling bins are conveniently located at all Neighborhood Recycling Centers formerly known as "compactor sites".

Specialty Recycling

At Landfill only (not available at centers) on first Saturday of each month, 8:00 a.m. to noon

Electronics--Recycle computers, typewriters, cameras, fax machines, speakers, stereos, VCRs, DVD players, telephones, answering machines, cell phones, pagers, and calculators (anything electric or electronic).  The program also accepts batteries and ink cartridges.


BEST BUY accepts TV's 32"or smaller-They are located at Turner Hill Road across from Stonecrest Mall.  

Household Hazardous Wastes--Recycle paint and pesticides and aerosol cans.  Latex and oil-based paints accepted.  Items must be labeled. 

NEW, Beginning Saturday, May 7, 2011--Now also accepting clothing donations and bicycles for the Salvation Army on the first Saturday of each month at the Newton County Landfill!


Newton County

Neighborhood Recycling Centers

       Monday, Wednesday, Friday  9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

       Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

       Sunday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.


  1. PIPER RD/ HWY 36
    10545 Highway 26
    11575 Covington Bypass Rd.

    14645 Highway 36 

    70 Stone Road

  5. COOK RD
    10 Cook Rd.

    325 Dial Mill Rd.

  7. HWY 212/ HWY 162
    2010 Highway 212


    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

    518 McGiboney Rd.

    112 Oak Hill Rd.

    2010 Adams Circle


    Sunday-Friday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Saturday--7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    11585 Hazelbrand Rd.

NO FEE IS CHARGED to Newton County residents when they bring their household garbage, bulk waste and recyclables to Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers. Residents who do not presently carry a Newton County car tag should show some form of proof of residency.

Recycling is voluntary. County residents are asked to recycle so that our community can continue to reduce the amount of waste going into our landfill. With your help, Newton County has reduced waste going into the landfill by 37.9% since 1990.


Glass—Recycle post-consumer glass containers (clear, brown, green).  Remove lids and any metal.  Rinse.  (Labels may remain.)  Do NOT recycle drinking glasses, Pyrex dishes, mirrors, light bulbs, ceramic or any glass that is not a container.

Aluminum cans—Recycle aluminum beverage cans.  Empty contents, rinse and flatten to conserve space.  Do NOT recycle aluminum foil, TV dinner trays or pie pans. 

Plastic bottles—Recycle plastic bottles only, e.g. milk, beverage, shampoo, detergent bottles, etc.  Remove lids and rinse.  (Labels may remain.)  Do NOT recycle motor oil containers, margarine “tubs” or plastic bags.

Steel or tin cans—Recycle steel food and beverage containers.  Empty contents and clean thoroughly.  Do NOT deposit cans that have not been cleaned of food and liquid waste. 

Newspapers—Recycle newspapers and all inserts.  Keep papers dry, untied and unbagged.  Do NOT mix with other paper.

Corrugated cardboard—Recycle clean and dry corrugated cardboard boxes, brown paper bags and brown envelopes.  Break down the boxes and lay them flat to conserve space.  Do NOT recycle food product boxes, detergent boxes, wax coated boxes or plastic lined boxes.

“Other” paper products—Recycle magazines, catalogs, office/computer paper, junk mail, envelopes, brochures, phone books (collected in front of cardboard bin).  Paper clips, staples, tapes, plastic and wire spirals, rubber bands and plastic tabs do NOT have to be removed.  Do NOT recycle hard cover books, carbon paper, paper towels, napkins or paper plates.

Used motor oil & filters—Recycle oil from cars and other vehicles, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid, antifreeze and used oil filters.  Please ask the site attendant for instructions.  Do NOT deposit gasoline or solvents of any kind.

Yard waste—Recycle grass clippings, brush, leaves and limbs.  Practice home composting when possible.  Leave yard waste loose.  Do NOT place in bags.  Do NOT deposit stumps or logs exceeding 6 inches in diameter or 6 feet in length.

Scrap metals & appliances—Recycle dishwashers, stoves, water heaters, washing machines, refrigerators and other scrap metals.  To the extent possible, remove all rubber, plastic, glass, including drawers, shelves, dividers, racks, tires, etc.

Tires—Recycle tires from passenger type vehicles (cars and pick-up trucks).  (Limited to 4 tires per household.)


Neighborhood Recycling Centers are not equipped to handle large volumes of waste materials from one source. One level truck load (2 cubic yards) or a small trailer of an equal amount of bulk or yard waste per household per week is acceptable. Large truck loads and multi-loads of bulk waste will not be accepted and should be taken directly to the landfill. The charge is $36.00 / Ton. When transporting garbage, refuse, or any cargo, use containers, tarpaulins or other devices that would effectively prevent materials from spilling or blowing from the vehicle onto county roads and right-of ways. "COVER YOUR LOADS FOR CLEANER ROADS" Littering fines are up to $1200.00.

It is unlawful to dump garbage, recyclables or refuse of any type at the gate of any Center when it is closed. It is unlawful to dump garbage or refuse at any place that is not specifically designated as a waste collection/disposal facility. It is unlawful to scavenge or remove any materials deposited at any Waste Collection Center.

Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful………………………………………….770-784-2015

Codes Enforcement………………………………678-625-1650

Newton County Landfill………………………….770-786-5808

Newton County Public Works……………………770-784-2097

City of Covington Sanitation…………………….770-385-2075

Covington Recycling Center……………………770-385-2064


Last Updated ( Monday, 14 April 2014 )
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