Newton County Recycling

Press Release

Newton County Recycling

The Push to Keep Recycling Clean

 When people think recycling The Three R’s come to mind – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.  The popular phrase now has another letter to accompany The Three R’s which is the letter C.  The letter C stands for CLEAN.  Due to industry changes regarding contamination of recycled items diligence to the CLEAN process prior to placing recyclable items into any recycling container is crucial.  The suggested clean process on best recycling practices is Empty, Clean, and Dry. 

Empty - Remove any remaining food or liquid contents before placing it in a recycling container.

Clean - Lightly rinse the recyclable item to remove any remaining residue.

Dry - Gently shake out excess water or let the recyclable item air dry before placing in a recycling container.

Items that are not properly disposed of are considered contaminated and are not recyclable. Any contaminated items ending up in the recycling containers then contaminate the entire container.  Keep in mind the following items are


Diapers               Garden Hoses

Shoes                  Clothing

Yard waste                   Plastic bags

Aerosol Cans     Shredded Paper

Aluminum Foil    Batteries

Food Waste        Mirrors/Ceramics

Stickers               Address Labels

Styrofoam           Tissues

Paper Towels     Napkins

For additional information on recycling in Newton County, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For a PDF copy of this document PLEASE CLICK HERE.


A new service provided by the Town of Morocco allows you to pay your utilities online using a credit card.  It's secure and easy. PayGov charges a small convenience fee to use this service. Try it today by clicking here.



The Town of Morroco's Water Department 2020 Consumer Confidence Report is online. This brochure is a snapshot of the quality of the drinking water that we provided last year.