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Program aids recycling in Covington
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The city of Covington and Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful encourage city residents to recycle. The "Streamline" program, which accepts a wide variety of materials and does not require separating, makes curbside recycling easier for city residents.

Acceptable items include paper, plastics, aluminum and steel cans, jars, rubber, glass bottles of any color, aluminum foil, corrugated cardboard, jar lids, TV dinner trays, pie pans, motor oil containers, margarine tubs, plastic bags and Styrofoam.

Items that are not accepted include light bulbs, ceramics, carbon paper, and window and mirror glass. Also, the Sanitation Department requests that containers be rinsed before they are placed in recycling bins.

For city residents, recyclables are picked up the same day as their curbside trash. City residents can request a recycling bin by calling 770-385-2046 or 770-385-2000, according to Vince Casey, Covington solid waste manager.

All recyclables collected from Covington residents go to SP Recycling’s Atlanta location. There, the materials are separated and then shipped to different companies throughout the U.S.

While residents outside the city limits of Covington do not have the option of Streamline curbside recycling, there are 11 Newton County Neighborhood Recycling Centers throughout the county. For more information, visit, or contact KCNB at or 770-784-2015 to request a brochure.