Keep Newton Beautiful

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Newton County's District Commissioners, the Newton County Bicentennial Committee, and Keep Newton Beautiful are hosting a series of Service Days in our community.  The Service Days will feature roadside litter cleanup events in each Commission District. Participants will pick up free t-shirts and cleanup supplies at staging locations and then go out to targeted areas to pick up litter. 

Bicentennial Service Day District 1 Cleanup--Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m.

The District 1 Cleanup will kick off at Alcovy High School at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 24. Targeted cleanup areas include Pickett Bridge Road, Campbell Road, County Road 213, and Highways 142 and 162.

Group leaders will need to complete registration packets. (Groups may be any size. Individuals may sign up on their own.) All participants will need to complete a health survey and release forms.  Group leaders and individuals signing up on their own (not as part of a group) will need to send in registration forms by April 16 so that volunteers can pre-pack t-shirts and cleanup supplies for everyone in the group.  They should bring completed health surveys and release forms for each person in their groups to Alcovy High School on April 24 when they pick up their supplies.  If they are meeting their groups at alternate cleanup locations, it is acceptable to take forms there, get participants to sign, and turn in completed forms when the cleanup event is over.  

District 1 Cleanup Registration Packet 

Questions?  Email newtonclean@co.newton.ga.us or call 770-784-2015.

Bicentennial Service Day District 2 Cleanup--Saturday, May 15, 9 a.m.

The District 2 Cleanup will kick off at Denny Dobbs Park at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 15. Targeted cleanup areas include Brown Bridge Road, Salem Road, Spring Road, Oak Hill Road, Smith Store Road, Bethany Road, and Butler Bridge Road.

Group leaders will need to complete registration packets(Groups may be any size. Individuals may sign up on their own.) All participants will need to complete a health survey and release forms.  Group leaders and individuals signing up on their own (not as part of a group) will need to send in registration forms by May 7 so that volunteers can pre-pack t-shirts and cleanup supplies for everyone in the group.  They should bring completed health surveys and release forms for each person in their groups to Denny Dobbs Park on May 15 when they pick up their supplies.  If they are meeting their groups at alternate cleanup locations, it is acceptable to take forms there, get participants to sign, and turn in completed forms when the cleanup event is over.  

District 2 Cleanup Registration Packet 

Questions?  Email newtonclean@co.newton.ga.us or call 770-784-2015.

Responsibilities

As an affiliate of Keep Georgia Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful, Keep Newton Beautiful
(KNB) provides environmental education in our community.

KNB participates in the community in the following ways:

  • KNB works on projects focusing on litter prevention, beautification, recycling, and water pollution prevention. 
  • KNB staff and volunteers visit schools with puppet shows and other educational programs, speak at club and organizational meetings, and participate in festivals and expos. 
  • KNB also sponsors cleanups and recycling events throughout the year. 
  • KNB relies on government and grant funding, private contributions, and volunteer participation.


Our Mission

To challenge, motivate, and inspire everyone to take responsibility for a clean and beautiful community

LITTER:

The Newton County Board of Commissioners has recently hired workers to pick up litter along roadsides in our community.

See video: https://youtu.be/yezSl_Hl6bk

If you would like to help by cleaning up roadside litter in your area, please contact us at newtonclean@co.newton.ga.us or 770-784-2015 to request trashbags, gloves, and vests.  

If your family, neighborhood, church, scout, club, fraternity/sorority, school group, etc. would like to Adopt a Mile, please contact us.

Adopt a Mile Application 

Please help us spread the word about the importance of keeping our community clean!

  • Remind your family and friends to always dispose of trash properly.
  • Bag your trash securely so that it doesn't blow in the wind.
  • Cover loads in the back of your pickup truck with a tarp.
  • Report litter and illegal dumping.
  • Keep your home and work place free of litter.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Free Paper Shred Event:  Monday, April 19

Flyer

Newton County residents can bring paper to be shredded to the left side parking lot of the Covington Branch of the Newton County Library (Floyd Street). A shred truck will shred paper on site. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will end when the shred truck is full--or at noon--whichever comes first. We anticipate that the truck will be full between 11 and 11:30 a.m., but this is only an estimate based on participation in previous events. The truck will leave as soon as it is full, and no more paper will be accepted until the next event. Limit 5 standard- sized moving boxes per person.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS:  This event will be contactless.  All participants are asked to remian inside their vehicles.  Participants should place paper in cardboard boxes in the trunks of their cars or in the beds of their trucks and allow volunteers to remove the boxes. 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you or your company would like to help sponsor the event, please email Keep Newton Beautiful or call 678-625-5090.

RAIN PLAN:  The shredding truck cannot operate in rain.  In case of rain, the event will be postponed to the following Monday.

View the following list to prepare your materials for the event:

  • Please remove any large metal clips, staples, or brads and any spiral bindings. (Regular-sized staples and paper clips do not have to be removed.)
  • Please separate any thick folders or envelopes. Please do not bring paper in binders,
           plastic wrap, or plastic folders. 
  • Please do not bring paper with trash and other items mixed in. 
  • No non-paper materials can be accepted. 
  • Paper must be emptied from plastic bags and bins. 
  • Please bring your paper in cardboard boxes. 
  • If your paper is not separated or has trash in it, you will be asked to get out of line and separate it and then re-enter the line at the end.

This is an Earth Day event.  All paper will be recycled!


Report Littering & Illegal Dumping

Call 911 if you witness anyone littering or dumping.  Many residents are hesitant to call 911, but doing so allows your complaint to be registered in the system and is the recommended and proper way to report.

Send a Message

You can Send a Message to KNB if you have any questions or concerns.