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Paper shred event rescheduled due to rain

COVINGTON, Ga. - Because of a high chance of rain forecasted for Monday, Nov. 12, Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful’s Paper Shred Event has been rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Newton County Library parking lot (left side, 7116 Floyd St., NE).

“We apologize for the inconvenience, but the shredder truck cannot operate in the rain,” said Laurie Riley, KCNB Director. “In the future, our policy will be to schedule rain out dates for the Mondays following the original event dates.  Our Shred Day Events are always on Mondays because the Library is closed on Mondays.  We look forward to seeing everyone on Nov. 19.”

Newton County residents will be limited to five boxes per person at no charge.  People who are not Newton County residents cannot participate.  Newton County car tags or other proof of residency may be required. 

KCNB asks participants to remove any large metal clips or brads and any spiral bindings and to separate any thick folders or envelopes.  Paper should not be in binders, plastic wrap or plastic folders or mixed with trash or other items.  No non-paper materials can be accepted. Paper must be emptied from plastic bags and bins, and event workers prefer to accept it in cardboard boxes.  If any person’s paper is not separated or has trash in it, he or she will be asked to get out of line and separate it and then re-enter the line at the end. Regular-sized staples are acceptable.  

KCNB appreciates everyone’s understanding and cooperation to keep the event running smoothly so that the free service to the community continues.

KCNB, the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, provides environmental education and beautification programs in Newton County.  KCNB holds free community paper shred days each year as America Recycles Day and Earth Day Events, and all paper collected is recycled.   

If you are interested in sponsoring a Shred Day Event, please contact KCNB at 770-784-2015 or