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 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

Save the Date

The Great American Cleanup:  Saturday, March 28

ATTENTION: This is your opportunity to get involved and help prevent litter in our community! Keep America Beautiful studies show people litter more in areas already littered because they believe no one cares. The best way to stop litterers is to show you care by keeping areas clean. The first step is cleaning up litter already there.

Organize and lead your friends and neighbors to help clean up roadside litter in Newton County. Individuals and groups can register and participate. Volunteers will meet at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington at 9 a.m. for free breakfast and pick up of cleanup supplies and
t-shirts. Then groups will go out to clean up trash at various locations. 


Registration Form

Release Form

You can choose your location or ask KNB for recommended spots. Groups of children will be placed away from busy roads in locations such as parks and playgrounds. Sign up by yourself or with a group. No group is too large or small. All are welcome!  (Children under 12 must be supervised by responsible adults.) Every participant must sign a release form.  Only one registration form per group is needed.  Every registered group must have a designated leader to receive instructions by email and to pick up supplies for volunteers in the group.

If you can’t be there on March 28, please choose another date March 1 through May 31.  You can still be a part of the cleanup!  We will provide all supplies on a first registered, first-served basis.  (Free breakfast for your group from KNB is available only on March 28.)

Keep Newton Beautiful representatives are glad to sign forms for students and others who are completing required community service hours.

NEW THIS YEAR:  KNB encourages participants to bring reusable water bottles and enjoy Newton County’s #1 best-tasting drinking water in Georgia. 
80% of ocean plastic comes from land-based sources.  #reconsiderlitter

RAIN PLAN:  Breakfast and supply distribution at Longhorn will happen rain or shine. Registered groups should plan to pick up supplies and breakfast on March 28 regardless of weather conditions.  In case of rain, groups may reschedule cleanup activities for another day with more suitable weather. 

Please call us at 770-784-2015 if you need more information.

Free Paper Shred Event: Monday, April 20 

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 boxes per person.

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!

Rivers Alive:  Saturday, September 26

Free Paper Shred Event:  Monday, November 16

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.