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

Thanks to all who participated in RIVERS ALIVE on Saturday, October 8--Send in report forms NOW!  Email to lriley@co.newton.ga.us or fax to 770-784-2082.


FREE PAPER SHRED EVENT:  Monday, November 14  

Newton County residents can bring paper documents to KCNB’s Paper Shred Event at the Newton County Library parking lot (left side, 7116 Floyd St., NE.) on Monday, November 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.—or until the shred truck is full--for FREE on site shredding.  Limit:  5 standard boxes per person.  This is an America Recycles Day Event, and all paper will be recycled!



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.


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 Saturday, 10/1/16:

New hours of operation for all Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers are as listed below. 

Sunday:  CLOSED

Monday:  CLOSED

Tuesday through Friday:  10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday:  7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Effective Tuesday, 10/25/16:

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) and starting September 22 at Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority (11325 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA  30016).  An online user fee application is available at www.co.newton.ga.us.  Please click on the orange link at left to order online.  Please click on the orange links below to read an article from The Covington News, the user fee application form, and a brochure that answers frequently asked questions. 


User Fee Form

Recycling Centers Brochure


MULCH Call the Newton County Landfill at 770-786-5808 or the City of Covington Recycling Center at 770-385-2046. 

Electronics & Paint Recycling

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:

  • A/C adapters
  • Batteries--Lithium Ion and NiCad (tool bat only)
  • Boards--HG, LG, and MG
  • CD-ROM and Floppy Drives
  • Computer Fans
  • Hard Drives--Shredded and Whole
  • Heat Sink
  • Hubs & Routers
  • Laptops--Complete and Incomplete
  • LCD Monitors with no blemishes
  • Memory--Gold and Silver
  • Modems
  • PCs--Complete and Incomplete
  • Power Supply with wire
  • Processors
  • UPS

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. 

Call 770-786-5808 for more information.

Click here to learn how to properly dispose of medicines.

Private Residential Garbage Haulers operating in Newton County:

Republic Services



Peach State Disposal (offers curbside recycling)



NOTE: KCNB neither recommends nor endorses any company listed above.


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.

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