Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful

The Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful office, the Newton County Landfill and all Recycling Centers will be closed this Friday, April 18th in observance of Good Friday.  All Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers and Landfill will reopen Saturday, April 19th.  

Citations will be issued against anyone who leaves trash at gates when facilities are closed.   

KCNB Website:


Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) is one of more than 540 certified afflilates of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., which is a non-profit public education organization dedicated to environmentally improving communities. (KCNB is also an afffiliate of Keep Georgia Beautiful.) KCNB relies heavily upon grant funding, private contributions, and volunteer participation.

KCNB is a key element of local plans for Covington, Newton County, Oxford, and Porterdale for compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) stormwater program to protect and improve the quality of streams and rivers. 

KCNB'S MISSION STATEMENT: To challenge, motivate, and inspire everyone to take responsibility for a clean and beautiful community

Locally, the KCNB Board is made up of 70+ citizens who serve on eight committees and work with KCNB staff to bring environmental awareness to our community.  KCNB's committees are:  the Business/Industry Committee; the Community Organizations Committee; the Communications Committee;  the Government Operations Committee; the Water Sub-Committee; the Schools and Education Committee; and the Recycling Committee.

According to the Cost Benefit Analysis, for every $1 spent by local government, over $4.23 worth of benefits are returned to our community.

What We Do:   With help from our beloved raccoon mascot, Detective Seymore Green, and our dedicated volunteers, we educate the citizens of Newton County about environmental problems, impacts, and solutions. We organize, coordinate, and promote volunteer programs that focus on our mission and build greater environmental awareness in Newton County.

Our efforts center around our top three priorities:  1. Litter Prevention; 2. Beautification and Community Programs; 3. Waste Reduction and Recycling.

Litter Prevention

  • "Adopt a Highway"and "Adopt a Street" Programs
  • Neighborhood Cleanups
  • "Cover Your Loads" Campaign
  • Litter Free Events
  • Codes Enforcement Initiative
  • Environmental Court


  • "Great American Cleanup" 
  • Entrance Site Beautification

    Community Programs 
  • Detective Seymore Green puppet shows
  • Recycle Learning Lab classroom excursions
  • "Enviroscape" Demonstrations
  • Ongoing media campaigns

Waste Reduction and Recycling

  • Monthly electronics and paint/pesticide/aerosol can recycling
  • "Bring One for the Chipper" Christmas Tree Recycling event
  • "America Recycles Day"
  • Neighborhood Recycling Centers
  • Classroom paper recycling
  • Recycling fund-raising for non-profits

    Please see "Recycling Information" link on main menu for detailed information about Neighborhood Recycling centers.  

Water Conservation and Water Pollution Prevention 

  • River Cleanups
  • "Adopt a Stream" Program
  • Adult Water Education Programs
  • Children's Water Education Programs
  • Stormwater Education Programs 

What You Can Do:

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 April 2014 )
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