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


The Great American Cleanup:  Saturday, March 24--Thank you to everyone who participated.  Please send in your report forms and pictures if you have not already done so. 


Due to 100% rain forecasted for Monday,April 23, we have rescheduled our Paper Shred Event for Monday, April 30.  All the other details remain the same:  9 to noon at the Library (Floyd Street), limit 5 boxes per person.  No metal brads, clips, or spiral bindings. (Regular-sized staples are okay.)  No thick envelopes. No plastic.  No trash.  Event will end early if truck fills before noon.

Please help us spread the word.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but the shred truck cannot operate in the rain.

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

FREE Paper Shred Event:  Monday, April 30---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. 


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 $155 for use of all five centers.

Tags can be purchased beginning June 1, 2018.

The five centers to remain open, with adjusted hours of noon a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, are:

Adams Circle - 2010 Adams Circle

Stone Road - 70 Stone Road

Stewart - 14645 Highway 36

Oak Hill - 112 Oak Hill Road

Bypass - 11575 Covington Bypass Road

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.

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


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. 

Call 770-786-5808 for more information.

Click here to learn how to properly dispose of medicines.

Private Residential Haulers operating in Newton County:

Burgess Hauling



Peach State Disposal
(offers curbside recycling)


Republic Services

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. 
























































































































































































































































































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