Keep Newton Beautiful

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Responsibilities

As an affiliate of Keep Georgia Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful, Keep Newton Beautiful
(KNB) provides environmental education in our community.

KNB participates in the community in the following ways:

  • KNB works on projects focusing on litter prevention, beautification, recycling, and water pollution prevention. 
  • KNB staff and volunteers visit schools with puppet shows and other educational programs, speak at club and organizational meetings, and participate in festivals and expos. 
  • KNB sponsors cleanups and recycling events throughout the year. 
  • KNB relies on government and grant funding, private contributions, and volunteer participation.

Our Mission

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

Board Meetings:  Keep Newton Beautiful has a volunteer Advisory Board that meets quarterly in the KNB Meeting Room, located at the OLD Cousins School Building (8134 Geiger St., Suite 9, Covington, GA  30014).  Meetings are held on Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 p.m.  Board Meeting dates for 2024 are:  January 10, April 10, July 10, and October 9. 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

The GREAT American Cleanup--Saturday, March 23
 

ATTENTION: This is your opportunity to get involved and help prevent litter in our community!  Keep America Beautiful studies show people litter more in areas already littered because they believe no one cares. The best way to stop litterers is to show you care by keeping areas clean. The first step is cleaning up litter already there.

Organize and lead your friends and neighbors to help clean up roadside litter in Newton County. Individuals and groups can register and participate. Volunteers will meet at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington at 9 a.m. for free breakfast and pick up of supplies and t-shirts. Then groups will go out to clean up trash at various locations. 

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Registration Form

Release Forms

You can choose your location or ask KNB for recommended spots. Groups of children will be placed away from busy roads in locations such as parks and playgrounds. Sign up by yourself or with a group. No group is too large or small. All are welcome!  (Children under 12 must be supervised by responsible adults.) Every participant must sign a release form.  Only one registration form per group is needed.  Every registered group must have a designated leader to receive instructions by email and to pick up supplies for volunteers in the group.

If you can’t be there on March 23, please choose another date March 1 through May 31.  You can still be a part of the cleanup!  We will provide all supplies on a first registered, first-served basis.  (Free breakfast for your group from KNB is available only on March 23.)
 
Keep Newton Beautiful representatives are glad to sign forms for students and others who are completing required community service hours.

RAIN PLAN:  Breakfast and supply distribution at Longhorn will happen rain or shine. Registered groups should plan to pick up supplies and breakfast on March 23 regardless of weather conditions.  In case of rain, groups may reschedule cleanup activities for another day with more suitable weather. 

Please call us at 770-784-2015 if you need more information.

FREE Tire Disposal Day--May, Date To Be Announced

District 2 Community Cleanup--Saturday, April 20

FREE Paper Shred Event--Monday, April 22

District 1 Community Cleanup--Saturday, May 4

District 3 Community Cleanup--Saturday, June 8

District 5 Community Cleanup--Saturday, June 22 

The Newton County Board of Commissioners has hired workers to pick up litter along roadsides in our community.

If you would like to help by cleaning up roadside litter in your area, please contact us at newtonclean@co.newton.ga.us or 770-784-2015 to request trash bags, gloves, and vests.  

If your family, neighborhood, church, scout, club, fraternity/sorority, school group, etc. would like to Adopt a Mile, please contact us.

Adopt a Mile Application 

Please help us spread the word about the importance of keeping our community clean!

  • Remind your family and friends to always dispose of trash properly.
  • Bag your trash securely so that it doesn't blow in the wind.
  • Cover loads in the back of your pickup truck with a tarp.
  • Report litter and illegal dumping.
  • Keep your home and work place free of litter.

Report Littering & 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.

Send a Message

You can Send a Message to KNB if you have any questions or concerns.

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