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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.

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Perks of Being a Garbage Guy

When we think dirty jobs – we think garbage man. Tossing cans of smelly trash and riding around town in its wafting aroma. But the times they are a-changing! Be gone with garbage man stereotypes, we’re here to tell you exactly what it’s like to be a Novak garbage guy!

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U is for Upcycling

Recycling has been around for decades now, but recently a new kind of recycling has gain popularity. Upcycling, or the process of adding value to “junk” you would normally throw away or recycle by turning it into something useful for your house, wardrobe, or work.

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Where Your Recyclable Items Go

After Novak picks up your recyclables, we deliver them to Millennium Recycling, Inc. They separate the materials and ship it to companies that use the material to remanufacture items like cereal boxes, paper towels, polar fleece and countless other products. Recycling is an important way you can positively impact the environment.

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Memorial Day: Green Holiday Tips for your BBQ

Memorial Day was established in remembrance of the fallen soldiers who gave their lives for our country and for our freedom.  During this holiday many people take time to lay wreaths on grave sites, visit military veterans who are still alive, and just spend quality time with their family and friends.  Cookouts and barbecues are also a popular pastime during the long Memorial Day weekend but can produce a hefty amount of waste and trash, impacting the environment negatively.  Instead follow these green holiday tips to have an eco-friendly cookout that everyone will love this Memorial Day!

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Mother's Day: Upcycling Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is a holiday that many people look forward to and love to celebrate with family members. Mother’s Day is a day to show appreciation to the mothers in your life and give thanks for all that they do for you. 

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Earth Month: The Rise of Food Waste in America

Did you know that 1.3 billion tons of food are not consumed globally every year?  While that number may seem staggering, did you know Americans are the leading culprit, with 40% of food harvested in Americanever being consumed?  Food waste in America has grown to be an epidemic problem and one that only continues to cause problems.  April, is officially Earth month, and is dedicated to the upkeep and importance of recycling, reusing, and sustaining our Earth for generations to come.  One area that needs to be improved on, not only during Earth month, but during all the months, is the amount of food waste in America.

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Going Green: Green Cleaning Recipes

Going green in your home is easy with help from your Sioux Falls waste company, Novak Sanitary Services. Novak Sanitary Services strives to promote not only the best in waste management, but in recycling, upcycling, and education on ways for going green, like green cleaning recipes.  Follow these easy to do green cleaning recipes and your house will not only be spick and span, but you will be environmentally conscious, helping not only your family but future families to come.  By understanding ways to make going green simple, you can convert your lifestyle into one where you positively affect the environment. 

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