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Recycling Center

Hours of all Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers:

Sunday: CLOSED

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Newton County offers Trash Collection Convenience Centers to its residents in the form of six centers. Five of these centers, which are strategically located throughout the county, accept household garbage, bulk waste and recyclables. The sixth center is for recyclables and yard waste only.

A $145 fee and vehicle hang tag is required for access to all six centers. For use of the recycling center, a $24 fee and hang tag is required. The tags expire on June 30. Attendants at the convenience centers began check for these hang tags upon entrance to the 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 or in person at Newton County Historic Courthouse, 1124 Clark Street, Covington, GA 30014. Purchases at these two locations are available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

The five centers to remain open, with adjusted hours of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, are:

Adams Circle - 2010 Adams Circle

Stone Road - 70 Stone Road

Stewart - 14645 Highway 36

Piper Road - 10545 Highway 36

Oak Hill - 112 Oak Hill Road

*Bypass - 11575 Covington Bypass Road

*Indicates recycling-only center

How to get your hang tags:

Order online by clicking here:

Click on and print out these forms and mail or bring in to the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

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 $39 / 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 $1,000.

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.

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