Novato Sanitary District

Single Family Homes

Residents may choose from 20, 32, 64, or 96-gallon garbage carts. The cost of your service is based on the size of your garbage cart. The smaller your garbage cart, the less cost. The blue cart is for recycling and the green cart is for compostable material (yard waste and food scraps).

Garbage collection begins early in the morning, so it is important that your cart be at the curb the night before to assure your collection is not missed. View information on cart placement. If you have extra garbage, call us at least one-day before your regular collection day to schedule extra collection service. There is an added charge for extra garbage. When you notify us in advance that you have extra garbage, you may set out a 32 gallon plastic bag or a 32 gallon garbage can. Loose material will not be collected.

We provide weekly curbside collection for garbage, recyclables, and compost.  Residential rates are based off of the size of your garbage cart.  Recycling and compost service are free of charge. Rates effective 1/1/2018.

SINGLE-FAMILY  RESIDENTIAL CART COLLECTION SERVICE –  MONTHLY RATE
Refuse Cart Sizes (gallons) 20 32 64 96
MONTHLY REFUSE RATE $12.83 $20.51 $41.00 $61.52
Extra Pickups $6.29
ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Additional 95 Gallon YW Cart (after 2) $19.51 / Cart
Walk-in Charge $5.91 per 50′
Special Equipment $12.79 Pal Truck
Special Trip – Cart not Out $12.79
CLEANUP BINS
  Container Size   2 DAYS  WEEKEND   1 WEEK
3 YD $186.76 $186.76  NA
6 YD $314.86 $314.86
15 YD  (3/TON ALLOW) $515.97
20 YD  (3/TON ALLOW) $579.02
30 YD  (4/TON ALLOW) $966.16

The size of your cart depends on you and your family’s needs. Super recyclers or small families may be able to reduce their waste and subscribe to the 20 gallon service.

Please do not over-stuff or compact the cart, as all of the material may not be released into the truck.

Note that can sizes are also available for commercial customers as well.

Volume Typical weekly garbage needs for households Dimensions
20 gallon 1-2 people who use one (1) kitchen sized garbage bag per week. 24″L x 20″W x 35″H
32 gallon 3-4 people who use approximately (2) kitchen sized garbage bags per week. 25″L x 20″W x 39″H
64 gallon 5-8 people who use approximately four (4) kitchen sized garbage bags per week. 32″L x 25″W x 42″H
96 gallon 9-12 people who use five (5) or more kitchen sized bags of garbage per week. 36″L x 30″W x 44″H

 

Please note that not all cans have the same dimensions. Dimensions listed above are estimates only. Can sizes may not be available in all areas.