Keep Newton Beautiful

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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 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


8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cook Road Convenience Center
(10 Cook Rd., Covington, GA  30014)

Newton County residents only
Bring identification and proof of residency

Free hotdogs will be provided for participants.

The Newton County Solid Waste Management Authority (NCSWMA) and Keep Newton Beautiful (KNB) invite Newton County residents to bring tires to their FREE Tire Disposal Day at the Cook Road Convenience Center (10 Cook Rd.) on Saturday, September 30, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. 

--Each vehicle will be limited to 10 tires
--No tires with rims
--No commercial tires
The FREE Tire Disposal Day is planned in partnership with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s (EPD’s) Scrap Tire Abatement Reimbursement (STAR) Program.  EPD will reimburse the NCSWMA for costs associated with the event.   Tires will be processed by Quality Tire of Jackson.  

The purpose of the event is to reduce harm to the environment. Illegal dumping of tires in woods, rivers, and other areas throughout Newton County creates eyesores and blight.  Because tires can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes, proper disposal of them can reduce illnesses such as Zika, West Nile, and dengue fever.   Improperly tossed tires also have the potential to cause harmful fires and air pollution.

KNB and NCSWMA plan to continue to coordinate free tire disposal events twice a year. For more information, visit or call 770-784-2015.



Join your friends and neighbors to help clean up waterways around Newton County. Participants will meet at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington at 9 a.m. to pick up free t-shirts, breakfast, and cleanup supplies.  Groups will travel to cleanup sites along the Alcovy, South, and Yellow Rivers and their tributaries and also along area lakes to remove litter and larger trash items.

PLEASE NOTE:  Keep Newton Beautiful does not provide transportation from Longhorn to cleanup sites.  Each participant is responsible for his/her own transportation.

People interested in participating should complete a registration packet.  Group organizers/leaders should fill out one registration form for their group. For example, the Eastside High School Eco Eagles would be considered a group.  All of the Eco Eagles members would work together at the same cleanup site.  The Eco Eagles leader should fill out a registration form and include t-shirt sizes for all the members who will participate together in the event.  This registration form should be emailed to by September 22. This allows time for pre-packing and labeling t-shirts and cleanup supplies for each group.  

Each individual event participant will need to fill out two forms: a waiver form and a safety rules form.  For example, each Eco Eagles member who wants to participate would fill out both of these forms. These forms can be turned in at Longhorn on September 30. 

If group leaders prefer to get their supplies from the Keep Newton Beautiful office and meet their group members at cleanup sites, appointments will be available for early pickup of supplies.  Each leader can send a group member to Longhorn on September 30 to pick up breakfast and bring it to the cleanup site for everyone in his/her group. 

Print out and complete Rivers Alive Registration Packet 

FREE PAPER SHRED EVENT--Monday, November 13 at the Covington Branch Library

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

If you would like to help by cleaning up roadside litter in your area, please contact us at or 770-784-2015 to request trash bags, 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.

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.

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