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


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

Newton County residents can bring paper to be shredded to the left side parking lot of the Frank Turner Covington Branch of the Newton County Library (7116 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 remain 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.  The new date will be posted here on the web page and sent to the local newspapers. 

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.  All plastic bags must be removed. 
  • 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 America Recycles Day event.  All paper will be recycled!

Shred Day 11-13-23 Flyer

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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