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Posted: February 22, 2017 11:57 a.m.

Hang tags available only at fire services starting in March


Vehicle hang tags for the Newton County Trash Collection Convenience Centers will be available for purchase only at the Newton County Fire Services Headquarters, effective March 1.

Since September, the tags were available for purchase at both the fire services headquarters and the Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority. However, tags can no longer be purchased at the water and sewerage authority after 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 28.

Newton County residents can continue buying their tags at the fire services headquarters, 4136 Highway 278, Covington between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Checks and credit cards only will be accepted, and purchasers must show a valid proof of residency in Newton County, such as driver’s license.

The vehicle tags are $50 and are good through June 30 for use at any of the county’s 11 convenience centers.

The convenience centers are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Newton County’s convenience centers are located at Piper Road and Highway 36, Bypass and Flat Shoals roads, Sewart VFD, Stone Road, Highway 212 and Highway 162, Hazelbrand Road, McGiboney Road, Oak Hill Road, Adams Circle and Dial Mill Road.

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youngoxfrd: February 22, 2017 4:50 p.m.

I have some worry - about the Newton County Solid Waste Authority - and selecting just one curbside trash pickup carrier.
Various Carriers that service Newton County at the present time charge $48.00 per quarter for one pick up per week. If these Companies operate at a profit - then paying $20.00 per month for Advanced Disposal Services - comes to $60.00 per quarter.
WHO will benefit from that extra $48.00 per year per Newton County resident that decides to participate in this program? Will there be TWO sets of books? One set showing the contract between the County & ADS - and one set showing what the County charges the residents? Will Newton County benefit to help defray the cost for Landfill expansion? They are supposedly benefiting by cutting off the free recycling centers that have operated for a good 20 years?
I can tell you whom I WON'T vote for in the next election!

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