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Things are always changing and improving so we frequently publish useful articles in this section. Here you can learn more about what you can do to help support Novak Sanitary Services in our unending mission to keep the greater Sioux Falls region clean and pristine.

And, don't forget, if you have a suggestion, please contact us.


Online Bill Pay with Novak is Fast, Secure, and Easy

Did you know that you can pay your Novak Sanitary Service bill with our online bill pay? We know that making online payments are more convenient for our customers. Plus, they’re a great way save on stamps, and reduce the amount of paper waste. Online bill pay with Novak is quick, easy, and secure.

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Clearing Snow in and around Containers

Did you know that in an average year, Sioux Falls has more than 32 days when we receive snow?  Many times it's just a dusting, but several times per year we receive more substantial amounts. 

Imagine trying to push or pull a full refuse container through several inches of snow.  Please help us protect the well being of our employees by making sure that the snow has been cleared from around your containers and that they roll freely.

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Reduce E-Waste by Following This CD/DVD Recycling Guide

Technology is always changing. Always evolving. What becomes the standard medium evolves into something completely different and typically requires a new set of hardware. From vinyl to cassettes, CDs to MP3s and now, streaming music services, we find ourselves upgrading to the latest, greatest technology. But, what happens to the old stuff? E-waste is a growing problem and much of the hardware, as well as the discs and drives that we use with that hardware contain hazardous chemicals that can harm our landfills. Because these discs from yesteryear can’t be put in your Novak single-stream recycling bin, let’s show you how to reduce your e-waste through CD recycling.

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Document Shredding & Paper Shredding Services Easily Help You Improve Your Security

Your home contains confidential information about you and your family. From bank and credit card statements to social security and investment information. Even passwords that you’ve written down for your wireless modem/router or your email are potential security risks. Because many households lack the resources to hire expert IT and encryption, it’s no surprise that consumers are at such a high risk for identity theft and fraud.

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Yearly Bicycle Charity Gives Back to the Children’s Home Society

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes tidings of cheer and goodwill towards others. While we all strive to make our holiday season special for those closest to us, it’s easy to forget about the people who exist outside of our circle of friends and family. Sometimes we become so wrapped up in creating the perfect holiday for ourselves and our loved ones, that we forget there are those who are facing a less than perfect season and that the smallest act of kindness can make a huge impact.

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Eliminate Food Waste and Save Money on Groceries

Do you know how much food waste your household produces on a daily basis? On average, American households throw out more than a quarter of their food purchases. At the same time, research shows that nearly everyone produces more food waste than they think they do. Designed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with input from the West Coast Climate & Materials Management Forum, The Food: Too Good to Waste Challenge is an innovative community food waste prevention tool. The food waste reduction toolkit, which has been linked to a 25% reduction in household wasted food, is made up of simple strategies and tips to help individuals and families prevent food waste at home.

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Businesses Benefit from a Waste Audit

Before your business implements a recycling program, your organization should conduct a waste audit for its commercial waste service. The term “waste audit” might not be one that most businesses are familiar with. Novak Sanitary Service can help you conduct a free waste audit on the types of waste your business generates. Every business generates waste, and Novak can provide commercial waste service for your business. A waste audit can help your business with the commercial waste it produces and end up saving you time and money.

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Correct Prescription Drug Disposal Keeps Sioux Falls Safe with Medication Disposal Drop Boxes

At one point or another, we’ve all had to take prescription drugs for an illness or ailment. Sometimes we end up with extra or leftover medication. During the cold and flu season, it’s not uncommon to purchase over-the-counter medication and use only what we need until our bodies fight off the virus. This usually results in a half-empty package of cold and flu medication that becomes lost and tucked away during the months (possibly years if you’re healthy). It’s not safe or recommended to use any medication past the expiration date, so what should we do with our leftover medication? Proper prescription drug disposal and medication disposal can help the community and the environment.

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Businesses Benefit from Sioux Falls Hazardous Waste Management Program

The City of Sioux Falls has developed a Business Hazardous Waste Management Program that offers businesses and organizations a safe, easy, and economical option to have small amounts of hazardous waste picked up at their business location in Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha and Turner Counties.

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