Yard waste season has arrived; here’s what you need to know

April 4, 2019

This paid piece is sponsored by Novak Sanitary Service.

Whether you’re cleaning up from flooding or preparing for a summer of lawn care, now is the time to figure out how to handle the debris.

Monthly yard waste service plans from Novak Sanitary Service began April 1 and will continue through Nov. 30.

“You’ll receive a 96-gallon container, and you can fill it up every week, and we’ll dump it out,” general manager Mike Herbst said.

Weekly pickup occurs on the same day as your garbage service and is available to Novak customers in Sioux Falls, Brandon, Harrisburg and Tea.

If you don’t need weekly service, Novak offers an on-call yard waste service.

“You can fill up bags of materials, and we’ll pick those up for a minimal fee,” Herbst said.

The service requires at least two bags of material and occurs on the same day as your trash service. Call the Novak office at 605-338-7126 by noon the day before your service if you have material to be picked up.

The containers and bags are only for compostable material such as grass clippings and leaves.

“There’s no trash or recycling allowed in it,” Herbst said. “It all goes to the landfill to get composted and returned back to the community. So every resident can go to the landfill for free mulch, and that’s where it comes from.”

Here’s an easy guide to what can go in the containers and bags:

Bigger cleanups

If you’re unfortunately dealing with big cleanups following recent flooding, Novak can provide roll-off containers for disposal.

“They fit on your driveway, and they’re rented for a week, which includes 3 tons of disposal,” Herbst said. “We’re already getting calls for those.”

Any debris can go in a roll-off container, including tree branches, logs, other non-compostable yard waste and other trash.

“That debris is all treated like normal trash, so it’s not separated and recycled. It goes to the landfill, and that’s all call-in service,” Herbst said.

To learn more about any of the services offered, call Novak at 605-338-7126.

Yard waste season has arrived; here’s what you need to know

Whether you’re cleaning up from flooding or preparing for a summer of lawn care, now is the time to figure out how to handle the debris.

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