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
SAVE THE DATE:
The Great American Cleanup: Saturday, March 24--Local roadside litter cleanup and beautification events will kick off with free breakfast and supplies for volunteers at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington. Registration Deadline is Friday, March 16. Free t-shirts to first 400 registrants! Registration forms will not be available after March 16, but walk-up participants are welcome at Longhorn on March 24. No group is too large or too small. Individuals are welcome to participate. Breakfast and supply distribution at Longhorn is a rain or shine event. If it rains, participants can choose another day to clean up. Click links below for event flyer, registration form, and release form.
This year's event features Tire Amnesty Day at the Landfill. Newton County residents can bring up to 10 tires per person for FREE disposal at the Newton County Landfill on Saturday, March 24 only.
FREE Paper Shred Event: Monday, April 23--Newton County residents can bring paper documents for free onsite shredding to the parking lot at the Covington Branch of the Newton County Library on Floyd Street. Limited to 5 boxes per person. Please remove spiral bindings, large clips, brads, and any plastic. Please separate thick folders and envelopes.
REPORT LITTERING AND 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.
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.
Neighborhood Recycling Centers:
Effective July 1, 2017:
Only five full-service centers and one recycling-only center will remain open. One of two new vehicle hang tags will be required to enter the centers. The hang tags can be purchased online, by mail or in person at the Newton County Historic Courthouse for $145 for use of all six centers or $25 for just the one recycling centers.
Tags can be purchased beginning May 30, 2017.
The five centers to remain open, with adjusted hours of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, are:
Adams Circle - 2010 Adams Circle
Stone Road - 70 Stone Road
Stewart - 14645 Highway 36
Piper Road - 10545 Highway 36
Oak Hill - 112 Oak Hill Road
*Bypass - 11575 Covington Bypass Road
*Indicates recycling-only center
How to get your hang tags:
Order online by clicking here: https://www.ncboc.com/online-services/residential-user-access-program
Click on and print out these forms and mail or bring in to the Newton County Historic Courthouse.
- Convenience Center Access Permit forms - includes all six centers
- Recycling Center Permit forms - Bypass Center only
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.
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.
Also accepting clothing and bicycles for the Salvation Army! Now accepting used cooking oil!
Free to Newton County residents only. No commercial wastes accepted.
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.