Effective Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, the new hours of operation for all Newton County Neighborhood Trash Collection Convenience Centers are listed below.
Tuesday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A $50 fee is assessed to residents who use the Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers. Attendants at the convenience centers began checking for vehicle hang tags on Oct. 25, 2016.
Newton County residents must purchase a vehicle hang tag to bring their household garbage, bulk waste and recyclables to Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers. Residents who do not presently display a Newton County vehicle hang tag must complete an application and show proof of residency with a tax or utility bill, mortgage statement or lease agreement.
Residents may purchase hang tags online at www.co.newton.ga.us or in person at Fire Service Headquarters, 4136 U.S. Highway 278, # B, Covington, GA 30014 or the Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority, 11325 Brown Bridge Road, Covington, GA 30016. Purchases at these two locations are available Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. through Feb. 28.
As of March 1, hang tags can only be purchased at the Newton County Fire Services Headquarters Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Credit cards and checks are the only available form of payment. Cash is not accepted.
Convenience Center locations
PIPER ROAD/ HWY 36
10545 Highway 36
BYPASS/ FLAT SHOALS
11575 Covington Bypass Road
14645 Hwy. 36
70 Stone Road
HWY 212/ HWY 162
2010 Hwy. 212
11585 Hazelbrand Road
518 McGiboney Road
OAK HILL ROAD
112 Oak Hill Road
2010 Adams Circle
DIAL MILL ROAD
325 Dial Mill Road
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".
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.
Neighborhood Recycling Centers are not equipped to handle large volumes of waste materials from one source. 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 $1000.00.
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.