Welcome to Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB)!
As an affiliate of Keep Georgia Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful, KCNB provides environmental education in our community. KCNB works on various projects focusing on litter prevention, beautification, recycling, and water pollution prevention. KCNB staff and volunteers visit schools with puppet shows and other educational programs, speak at club and organizational meetings, and participate in festivals and expos. KCNB also sponsors cleanups, recycling events, and awareness contests throughout the year. KCNB relies upon government and grant funding, private contributions, and volunteer participation.
To challenge, motivate, and inspire everyone to take responsibility for a clean and beautiful community
SATURDAY, MARCH 25: The Great American Cleanup
Registration ended Friday, March 17, but all are welcome to participate! Just walk up to the table at Longhorn on Saturday, and volunteers will pull free t-shirts and cleanup supplies for you! We will also have free biscuits (provided by Mamies Kitchen, Brown Bridge Rd. location) and juice for you.
(Local kickoff for the national roadside litter pickup and beautification event): Get some friends together or organize your club, church, school, or neighborhood group and sign up to participate as a team. Volunteers will meet at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington at 9 a.m. to pick up free supplies, t-shirts, and breakfast.Then teams will split up and go out to work on projects all over Newton County. Individuals are welcome to participate as well! Please click links below to find out more information.
SAVE THE DATE
MONDAY, APRIL 24: KCNB Paper Shred Event: Newton County residents can bring paper documents to the side parking lot at the Covington Branch of the Newton County Library on Floyd Street for free on-site shredding. Limit: 5 standard boxes per person.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING
All Newton County residents (including those within the city limits of Covington, Mansfield, Newborn, Oxford and Porterdale) with hang tags can take trash and recycling to any Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Center. (Please scroll down and continue to read for more information about purchasing hang tags.) City of Covington and City of Oxford residents have curbside trash and recycling pickup through their respective cities and may request bins by calling Covington City Hall at 770-385-2000 or Oxford City Hall at 770-786-7004. With hang tags, residents who live outside those city limits can take trash and recycling to centers or can contract with private garbage haulers for curbside service. Please see list below. KCNB does not provide residential recycling bins.
Private Residential Haulers operating in Newton County:
Peach State Disposal
(offers curbside recycling)
NOTE: KCNB neither recommends nor endorses any company listed. This list may not be all-inclusive. Rates, options, service areas, and days of service vary and change often. Please call companies for the most current information.
Neighborhood Recycling Centers:
Effective November 1, 2015:
Tires are no longer accepted at Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers. Please take them to the landfill (located at 205 Lower River Rd., Covington, 30016) and be prepared to pay a disposal fee of $2 to $7 per tire, depending on the size of the tire.
Effective October 1, 2016:
Hours of operation for all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers are as listed below.
Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Effective October 25, 2016:
Recycling Center users must have a hang tag in their vehicles. A $50 fee for a hang tag that allows use of the Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers will be charged. Newton County residents can buy hang tags starting September 15 by mail or at Newton County Fire Services (4136 Hwy. 278, Covington, GA 30014). An online user fee application is available at www.co.newton.ga.us. Please click on the orange link to order online.
MULCH Call the Newton County Landfill at 770-786-5808 or the City of Covington Recycling Center at 770-385-2046.
Electronics & Paint Recycling
FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
Recycle household electronics and paint and dispose of pesticides on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to noon at the Newton County Landfill. Electronics currently accepted (as of 8/13) include:
Now also accepting clothing and bicycles for the Salvation Army! Now accepting used cooking oil!
Free to Newton County residents only. No commercial wastes accepted.