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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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.
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.
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.
Novak Sanitary Service is your community waste management company. Throughout the years, Novak has been active in giving community support. Why? Because we realize that our neighbors, our friends, and our families are also our customers, and we want to give back to the community which has given us so much. We are honored and truly grateful to have been a part of these community events and provide event recycling. Sponsoring and providing community support at local events is our way of thanking the community for supporting us. Summer might be winding down, but that doesn’t mean that fun has to stop. Novak is proud to be a part of and offer event recycling at the upcoming events in September, and we look forward to seeing you all at them.
Single-stream recycling is one of the easiest ways for families to recycle. Novak Sanitary Service provides residential recycling at no additional cost for customers who have residential garbage service. With our Recycling Perks program, customers can actually earn rewards by recycling. Single-stream recycling is very simple. We provide a bin, and your family places recyclables in the bin. While most items may be recyclable, some items might not necessarily be fit for single-stream recycling (i.e. to-go containers, electronics, scrap metal etc.) and should be taken to a place that’s certified for the proper disposal of those recyclable items.
It’s been a busy summer! Novak Sanitary Services takes great pride in giving our community support. We realize that when we go home, our friends, our family, and our neighbors are also our customers. We are as much a part of our community as our community is of us, which is why we strive to support our community whenever we can. We’ve had a lot of events to be a part of over the last few months. These are just a few of the events that Novak has been a part of over the last few months that Novak has provided event recycling and waste disposal: