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Customers have chosen Novak since 1965, because they …

  • Make Southeast South Dakota recycling easy for residents, businesses & events
  • Employ, train and compensate quality and safety-conscious waste management employees
  • Safely and efficiently deploy their waste management company employees and equipment
  • Offer LIVE customer support by people who live, work and play locally
  • Actively support the South Dakota communities they serve in Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha and Turner Counties

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As the premier waste management company of greater Sioux Falls, sustainability is not a new concept for Novak Sanitary. Over the years Novak has partnered with customers to recycle a significant portion of the waste stream. Their residential and commercial recycling efforts recover valuable materials and reduce energy usage.

During the construction of the Denny Sanford Premier Center, 74% of the construction waste was diverted from the landfill and recycled. And, in 2017, their Dakota Data Shred division shipped 6.25 million pounds of securely shredded documents to pulp mills for recycling saving 468,750 gallons of gas.

In addition to SE South Dakota recycling and recovery, Novak deploys route optimization software to provide timely service to customers and to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and thereby lowering their carbon footprint.

With an eye towards the future, Novak Sanitary Service of Southeast South Dakota constantly monitors and evaluates new technologies and programs that can enhance their commitment to the environment and improve their customer service.


In 1965, Novak Sanitary Services of greater Sioux Falls, SD was born. It was a small residential garbage collection company with one employee and one truck. In 1976, with the help of additional family members, the company was able to expand and serve more South Dakota residential trash customers.

In the mid 1980's, Novak entered the commercial waste management sector, when it acquired two commercial companies. Then, in 1994, Novak expanded into the construction waste and recycling collection sector by providing builders with timely service with their roll-off trucks and containers.

In the 1990's, Novak also recognized and filled the need to help local banks, offices, medical facilities, and residents securely destroy documents and recycle office paper by launching its new Dakota Data Shred division.

Now, 50+ years later, Novak Sanitary of South Dakota is one of the largest full-service waste management companies in the Midwest. And, Novak's 95 employees gratefully serve 22,000 Southeast South Dakota customers in Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha and Turner Counties.

Operating Values


We strive to assure complete safety of our employees, our customers and the public in all of our operations. Protecting from accident or injury is paramount in all we do.


We define integrity as "saying what you will do and then doing it." We keep our promises to our customers and our employees. Do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason.

Customer Service

We provide our customers the best possible service in a courteous, effective manner, showing respect for those we are fortunate to serve.

To Be a Great Place to Work

We maintain a growth culture where our employees can maximize their potential personally and professionally. Our objective is to provide an environment where people can enjoy what they do and take pride in their work. We wish to embody a work hard, play harder culture.

To Be the Premier Solid Waste Services Company

We remain environmentally responsible, and continue to grow in a disciplined way, deploying resources intelligently and benefiting the communities we serve.


Serving Residential Customers

  • Becca W.

    Becca W.

    Customer Service Representative
  • Serena P.

    Serena P.

    Customer Service Representative
  • Tracy T.

    Tracy T.

    Customer Service Representative
  • Monica M.

    Monica M.

    Customer Service Representative

Serving Commercial Customers

  • Butch H.

    Butch H.

    District Sales Manager
  • Robert B.

    Robert B.

    Contractor Sales Representative
  • Bobbi N.

    Bobbi N.

    Commercial Sales Representative
  • Melissa W.

    Melissa W.

    Residential & Commercial Sales


  • Donovan K.

    Donovan K.

    Residential & Commercial Dispatch
  • Gary M.

    Gary M.

    Roll-Off Dispatcher

Management & Office

  • Dawn L.

    Dawn L.

    Accounts Payable
  • Rhonda M.

    Rhonda M.

    Operations Specialist
  • Michelle K.

    Michelle K.

    Office Manager
  • Mike H.

    Mike H.

    District Manager


Garbage, yard waste, and recycling will not be collected on the holidays below.

If the holiday falls on a weekday (Monday - Friday), residential service will be backed up one day. Example: Thanksgiving lands on a Thursday, so Thursday customers will be picked up on Friday, and Friday customers will be picked up Saturday.

Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2019
Independence Day Thursday, Jul 4, 2019
Labor Day Monday, Sep 2, 2019
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov 28, 2019
Christmas Day Wednesday, Dec 25, 2019
New Year’s Day Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020

Community Support

Our South Dakota waste collection employees live in the communities we serve, so we work hard to make a positive local impact by supporting as many local events as possible. Being able to provide service to so many events allows our employees to be active in all the communities we serve.

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Community Events We Have Supported for YearsGo

Every year Novak employees and vendors help to purchase and assemble bicycles for the Sioux Falls Children's Home Society. It is our goal to create more than just a holiday, but memories that children can cherish for years to come. In 2018, we built memories for over 100 kids in the community.

Novak support includes:

Chamber of Commerce since 2001
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development
Sioux Falls
Chamber of Commerce since 1988, Economic Development
Denny Sanford PREMIER Center
Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development