Keep Newton Beautiful

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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.

Rivers Alive!--Saturday, September 24

Join your friends and neighbors to help clean up waterways around Newton County. Participants will meet at Longhorn Steakhouse of Covington at 9 a.m. to pick up free t-shirts, breakfast, and cleanup supplies.  Groups will travel to cleanup sites along the Alcovy, South, and Yellow Rivers and their tributaries and also along area lakes to remove litter and larger trash items. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Keep Newton Beautiful does not provide transportation from Longhorn to cleanup sites.  Each participant is responsible for his/her own transportation. 

People interested in participating should complete a registration packet.  Group organizers/leaders should fill out one registration form for their group. For example, the Newton High School Beta Club would be considered a group.  All of the Beta Club members would work together at the same cleanup site.  The Beta Club leader should fill out a registration form and include t-shirt sizes for all the members who will participate together in the event.  The group leader should email the registration form to by September 16. This allows time for pre-packing and labeling t-shirts and cleanup supplies for each group. (If the leader doesn't know exactly the number and sizes of t-shirts, please just guess and go ahead and turn in the form. There will be an opportunity to swap out any shirts that don't work at Longhorn on September 24.)

Groups of any size may participate.  Individuals may participate on their own.  KNB prefers to have everyone registered ahead of the event.  However, walk-up participants will also be welcomed at the registration table on September 24.  (It is not too late to participate if you miss the registration window.)       

Each individual event participant will need to fill out two forms: a waiver form and a safety rules form.  For example, each Newton High School Beta Club member who wants to participate would fill out both of these forms and give the completed forms to the group leader. The group leader can then send them in with the registration form for the whole group or turn them in at Longhorn on September 24.  

If group leaders prefer to get their supplies from the Keep Newton Beautiful office and meet their group members at cleanup sites, time slots will be available for early pickup of supplies.  Each leader can send a group member to Longhorn on September 24 to pick up breakfast and bring it to the cleanup site for everyone in his/her group.  

Print out and complete Rivers Alive Registration Packet 

Our Mission

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


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 or 770-784-2015 to request trashbags, 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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