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

(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 register and find out more information.

2017 GAC Flyer

2017 GAC Registration Form

2017 GAC--Release Form


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.


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.

 UPDATE:  Please see information below copied from www.co.newton.ga.us home page link:

Trash Collection company decided on

Decision made on keeping convenience centers open through June

Post Date: 01/09/2017 10:45 AM

The Newton County Solid Waste Authority is working toward finalizing a contract with Advanced Disposal Inc. that would not only provide waste collection for county residents but also keep open and provide operation for the trash collection convenience centers through June 30.

The unanimous decision to move forward with Advanced Disposal for solid waste collection throughout the county was made by the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) during its meeting Thursday evening at the Newton County Historic Courthouse.

As part of the contract, still to be finalized by the SWA, Advanced Disposal will provide several services, on a voluntary basis, to Newton County.

Those services are:

  • Curbside pickup (MSW) for unincorporated areas (not mandatory)
  • Provide a 96-gallon cart users for one-day-a-week pickup.
  • Provide same-day pickup for large items (bulk waste)
  • Have special pickup available for elderly/disabled
  • Operate convenience centers through June 2017

Other services will be available to Newton County residents for an additional charge, if desired.

The SWA put out bids for collection service companies around a year ago, and a committee consisting of authority members Lanier Sims, Ronnie Johnston (who was absent from Thursday’s meeting) and Wayne Haynie selected Advanced Disposal from three collection companies. According to Haynie, Advanced Disposal was the company that best matched criteria set out by the selection committee and had the lowest bid.

 “Advanced is a firm that is well known in the solid waste business,” Haynie said. “They are fairly local in that they operate in surrounding counties and some in Newton County. They also had the most advantageous price for Newton County.”

User fees for curbside pickup are yet to be determined, but Haynie estimated cost would be somewhere around $18-20 (per month). The SWA will review the contract with Advanced Disposal and work on finalizing a cost for curbside pickup.

An agreement with Advanced Disposal would mark the first time the county entered into a contract with a curbside pickup company.

For years, Newton County has provided residents with 11 trash convenience collection centers for waste disposal at no additional charge. During this past summer’s budgeting process, the Newton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to charge residents for use of the convenience centers through six months and then close the centers for the other half of the fiscal year.

The actions, which included a $50 fee for the centers that went into effect in October, were meant to balance the 2017 fiscal year budget which had a shortfall of around $2 million before the BOC’s vote.

In order to provide proof of payment for use of the centers, the BOC created vehicle hang tags. The tags featured an expiration date of June 30. That is the date the SWA, which took over operation of all solid waste operations shortly after the BOC created the tags, used in its most recent expansion of trash convenience collection center operations.


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:

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.  

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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