Garbage Disposal & Recycling

Neighborhood Recycling Center

All Newton County residents (including those within the city limits of Covington, Mansfield, Newborn, Oxford and Porterdale) with hang tags can take trash and recycling to any Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Center.

City of Covington and City of Oxford residents have curbside trash and recycling pickup through their respective cities and may request bins by calling Covington City Hall at 770-385-2000 or Oxford City Hall at 770-786-7004.

With hang tags, residents who live outside those city limits can take trash and recycling to centers or can contract with private garbage haulers for curbside service. KNB does not provide residential recycling bins.

Neighborhood Recycling/Convenience Centers

Six full-service centers are open. Current vehicle hang tags are required to enter the centers. The hang tags can be purchased online, by mail, or in person at the Newton County Historic Courthouse for $170 for use of all centers. Up to 10 bags of trash a week are allowed.

Newton County residents only. No commercial wastes accepted. For more information, call the Newton County Landfill at 770-786-5808.


Tuesday through Friday
Noon to 7 p.m.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Adams Circle
    2010 Adams Circle

  • Stone Road
    70 Stone Road

  • Stewart
    14645 Highway 36

  • Oak Hill
    112 Oak Hill Road

  • Piper Road
    10545 Highway 36

  • Bypass
    11575 Covington Bypass Road

Hang Tag

For more information regarding hang tags, please call 404-922-1545.

Recycling Materials


Tires are accepted at the Newton County Landfill
205 Lower River Road
Covington, GA 30016 

Recycling / Convenience Centers do not accept tires. There is a charge of $3 to $10 per tire at the landfill, depending on size.


Call the City of Covington Recycling Center at 770-385-2046.

Electronics & Paint Recycling

Recycle household electronics and paint on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Newton County Landfill. The landfill is not currently accepting televisions for recycling. They are accepted as bulk waste. If your television works, please consider donating it. If you want to recycle your television, please contact Best Buy. The store charges a fee for recycling televisions unless you buy a new television there.

CFL Recycling

Home Depot accepts used bulbs in a box at the Customer Service counter.

Medicine Disposal

Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs (PDF)

Private Residential Haulers

KNB neither recommends nor endorses any company listed. This list may not be all-inclusive. Rates, options, service areas, and days of service vary and change often. Please call companies for the most current information.