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Posted: July 29, 2009 1:06 p.m.

Landfills closed for holidays, first day of school

Courtesy of Keep Covington Beautiful/

Litter everywhere: As shown in this photo, taken last March, trash piles up in front of the landfills when local residents continue to drop rubbish off at the gates on days where the landfill and recycling centers are closed. People caught dumping...

In order to balance the county budget, Newton County offices, including the Newton County Landfill and all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be closed on the holidays listed below. To help maintain cleanliness and to avoid penalties, residents should not leave trash at Landfill or Recycling Center gates. People who leave trash at gates will be fined. This policy is strictly enforced.

Calendar of landfill closings

1st Day of School/Sgt. John Newton Day               Monday, Aug. 3

Labor Day                                                            Monday, Sept. 7

Veterans Day                                                        Wednesday, Nov. 11

Thanksgiving Day                                                 Thursday, Nov. 26

Day after Thanksgiving                                                                                                Friday, Nov. 27

Christmas Eve (Half Day)                                      Thursday, Dec. 24

Christmas Day                                                       Friday, Dec. 24

Observance of Boxing Day                                     Monday, Dec. 26

New Year’s Day                                                    Friday, Jan. 1

Martin Luther King Day                                          Monday, Jan. 18

Washington’s Birthday                                           Monday, Feb. 15

Good Friday                                                          Friday, April 2

Last Day of School/Spring Holiday (Half Day)        Friday, May 28

Memorial Day                                                        Monday, May 31

                                                                                                 

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