Novato Sanitary District | Creating Worth From All of Novato's Waste

Business Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(415) 892-1694
We are on the job
24 hours a day,
365 days a year.
We Are a Green Business

One Truck, Two Bins, Better Service

OUR GOAL: RECYCLE 80% OF ALL WASTE IN NOVATO BY 2025

Novato Sanitary District is committed to recycling everything possible to reach our goal of recycling or reusing a record-breaking 80% of all solid waste collected in Novato by 2025. And we want to do this while minimizing our environmental footprint, which means using dual bin trucks.

DUAL BIN GARBAGE TRUCKS CARRY BOTH GARBAGE AND RECYCLING

These trucks (owned and operated by Novato Disposal, our franchise operator) not only reduce the amount of fuel and energy used, but also lower the number of truck trips for reduced wear and tear on streets. Single compartment trucks are used in a few areas where dual compartment trucks do not have easy access, or if a dual compartment truck breaks down. In this case, the single compartment truck makes two runs—one for garbage and one for recyclables.

Have you seen a garbage truck collect trash and then pull forward to collect the recycling? The two pick-ups are not mixed. They are placed in separate compartments of the same dual-bin truck.