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Residential Recycling Collection

Novak Sanitary picks up residential recycling for Southeast South Dakota every other week, on the same day as trash, beginning at 6:00 a.m. Monday-Friday. 

If your residential recycling container is not out in time for collection, it can either be picked up during the following scheduled collection, or you may request a special pick-up (for an additional fee).

Please read below or view the Recycling Guide of items that can and cannot be placed in the recycling cart.  Also check out the Resources section to learn where you can recycle other items not accepted in the single stream.

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Acceptable Items

  • Aerosol cans (empty & no spray paint cans)
  • Aluminum cans, clean foil and trays
  • Books, paperback only
  • Food and Beverage Cartons (juice, milk, ice cream)
  • Chip board (cereal, pop, boxes)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Magazines, catalogs, junk mail
  • Newspapers and inserts
  • Office paper
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Plastic bottles, jugs and tubs (+ attached caps)
  • Prescription bottles, lids on (empty with no paper, foil)
  • Shredded paper in clear, tied, plastic bag
  • Steel or tin cans only

Unacceptable Items

  • Ammunition
  • Appliances
  • Ashes, hot or cold
  • Bags, Retail & grocery
  • Bags like dry cleaning, clean zip lock
  • Bandages or gauze
  • Batteries, vehicle
  • Books, hard cover
  • Bright Paper
  • Ceramics
  • Diapers
  • Dirt, rocks, or gravel
  • Electronic media tapes, CDs, DVDs
  • Electronics
  • Eye Glasses (donate)
  • Fast food & to-go containers
  • Food bags (cereal)
  • Food bags (chips, frozen food)
  • Garbage or Trash
  • Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
  • Medical waste
  • Paper plates
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Photos
  • Piping
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic silverware, straw, lids
  • Sharps or Needles
  • Spray paint cans
  • Steel pieces
  • Styrofoam (ie egg cartons)
  • Tissues, gift wrap, paper towels
  • Toys
  • Tubing or Catheters
  • Wax paper, foil paper
  • Window or mirror glass
  • Wood waste
  • Yard waste