Trash and Recycling Convenience Centers

Containers at landfillNewton County offers Trash Collection Convenience Centers to its residents in the form of six centers. These centers, which are strategically located throughout the county, accept household garbage, bulk waste and recyclables. Up to 10 bags of trash, a week will be allowed.

Hang Tags

A vehicle hang tag is required for access to all six centers. The tags are good from June 1, 2022, and expire on June 30, 2023. Attendants at the convenience centers check for these hang tags upon entrance to the centers. For all hang tags residents must complete an application and show proof of residency with a tax or utility bill, mortgage statement or lease agreement and a vehicle registration. Print out the Convenience Center Access Permit form (PDF) and mail or bring in to the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

Residents may purchase hang tags in person or by mail for a fee of $170 at:
Newton County Historic Courthouse
1124 Clark Street
Covington, GA 30014

Purchases are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Purchases can also be made online.


The hours of operations for the Newton County Convenience Centers are Tuesday through Friday noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

The six Convenience Centers are:

If you have any questions or would like more information on our hang tags please call 404-922-1545.


Newton County has improved the method by which residential garbage is disposed of. 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.

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 $48 / 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.