Landfill


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Normal Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 8:00AM - 4:15PM. 

Tipping Fee - The Tonnage fees increased on July 1, 2023 to $56.00 per ton.  The Minimum Fee  is $30.00, which includes the first 1,080 pounds per load.


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2023 Landfill Employee Photo

About Us

The landfill is for the use of Newton County residents only. Residents must show valid ID, Driver's License, property tax bill, mortgage statement, or current utility bill matching their form of ID and showing their Newton County address. Commercial disposers are accepted with proper documentation showing that the Origin of the Load is from Newton County, i.e. work order via paper, or digital means.. 


All loads must be covered until you are stopped at the dumping area. 

Out of county waste is prohibited from disposal at the Newton County Landfill by county ordinance. 

It is unlawful to scavenge or remove any materials deposited at any Waste Collection/Disposal facility. 

Littering is covered in the Solid Waste Ordinance link below.

https://www.co.newton.ga.us/417/Newton-County-Solid-Waste-Ordinance

We encourage Residents to Recycle using our Convenience Centers located throughout the County. More information about the Convenience Centers can be found using the link to the left. Recycling is voluntary but greatly reduces the amount of waste that enters the Landfill. 

Normal Operating Hours

The landfill is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Last load of the day is accepted by 4:15 PM. The Landfill is generally closed the same schedule as Newton County's published holidays, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.

Fees 

There is a $30 minimum charge per vehicle, per visit, which pays for the first 1,080 pounds of each load. For loads more than 1,080 pounds, the tipping fee is $56 per ton. All Waste is weighed in and out for accuracy in reporting to the EPD. 

Accepted forms of payment: cash, debit/credit card or check. Tap to Pay is accepted. There is a 3.5% fee associated with debit/credit card use.

Acceptable Items

We accept normal household trash, furniture (including mattresses bedroom sets, tables, and couches), old appliances, cardboard, and metal. 

Yard trimmings, such as clippings, old mulch, old pine straw, and leaves are accepted. Only Paper bags can be left in the yard debris area. Plastic bags cannot be left in the brush are, they must be emptied and disposed in household dumping areas. Trees and brush are accepted if cut into 6 foot or less lengths.

Tires are accepted from Newton County Residents only and are subject to charges based on size and whether the tire is on the rim. There is a limit of 10 tires per week.

Construction and remodeling materials, such as lumber, shingles, carpet, commodes, bath tubs, sinks, drywall, old wood flooring and tile are accepted. Asbestos is accepted with a 24 hour Notice prior to delivery and properly wrapped according to Georgia EPD standards and Manifest.

Boats and Ski Jets are accepted.

For information regarding commercial dumping of concrete, dirt, stumps, and other large items, please contact our office.

Unacceptable Items

Used motor oil, used transmission fluid, coolant, and spent engine cleaner are not accepted. These all may be recycled at your local auto parts store. 

Used cooking oil is not accepted at the Landfill.

Batteries are not accepted. They may be taken to the Parts stores or to some of the Recyclers in the area.

Hazardous Chemicals such as corrosives, flammable materials, explosive materials, are not accepted.

Propane and Helium Tanks are not accepted.

Special Days for Household Electronics and Paint

Recycle household electronics and dispose of unwanted paint (residential only, no commercial) on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon at the Newton County Landfill.  There is a limit of 10 gallons of paint per household per month.

Acceptable Electronics

Electronics currently accepted include:

  • A/C adapters
  • Batteries-Lithium Ion and NiCad (tool batteries only)
  • Boards-HG, LG, and MG
  • CD-ROM and Floppy Drives
  • Computer Fans
  • Hard Drives-Shredded and Whole
  • Heat Sink
  • Hubs and Routers
  • Laptops-Complete and Incomplete
  • LCD Monitors with no blemishes
  • Memory-Gold and Silver
  • Modems
  • PCs - Complete and Incomplete
  • Power Supply with wire
  • Processors
  • UPS