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 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 and recycling events throughout the year.  KCNB relies on government and grant funding, private contributions, and volunteer participation.



To challenge, motivate, and inspire everyone to take responsibility for a clean and beautiful community


FREE Paper Shred Event:  RESCHEDULED for Monday, November 19 due to rain

KCNB apologizes for any inconvenience.  The Shred Truck cannot operate in the rain, so the event will not be held on November 12 as originally scheduled due to a 70% chance of rain in the weather forecast.  Thank you for your understanding.

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 9:00 a.m. and will end when the shred truck is full.  Limit  5 boxes per person.  Please remove any large metal clips or brads and any spiral bindings.  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.  People who are not Newton County residents cannot participate. If you do not have a Newton County car tag, please bring other proof of residency.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  If you or your company would like to help sponsor the event, please email lriley@co.newton.ga.us or call 678-625-5090.


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/Convenience Centers:

Effective July 1, 2018:

Six full-service centers are open. Current vehicle hang tags are 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 centers. Up to 10 bags of trash a week are allowed.

Noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday

Adams Circle - 2010 Adams Circle

Stone Road - 70 Stone Road

Stewart - 14645 Highway 36

Oak Hill - 112 Oak Hill Road

Piper Road - 10545 Hwy. 36

Bypass - 11575 Covington Bypass Road

Newton County residents only.  No commercial wastes accepted. 

For more information, call the Newton County Landfill at 770-786-5808.

Get a current hang tag:

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.

For more information regarding hang tags, please call 404-922-1545.


Tires are accepted at the Newton County Landfill (205 Lower River Road, Covington, 30016). Recycling/Convenience Centers listed above do not accept tires. There is a charge of $2 to $7 per tire, depending on size.


Call 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.  The landfill is not currently accepting televisions for recycling. They are accepted as bulk waste. If your television works, please consider donating it.  If you want to recycle your television, please contact Best Buy.  The store charges a fee for recycling televisions unless you buy a new television there.

CFL Recycling

Home Depot accepts used bulbs in a box at the Customer Service counter.  

Medicine Disposal

Click here

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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