Part of the Ratto Group — A Family of Companies
P.O. Box 3849
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Novato Disposal offers weekly garbage service to customers.
Included in the fee for garbage service is a weekly curbside recycling
program and weekly yard waste service.
Residents may choose from 20, 32, 68, or 95-gallon rolling 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
and the green cart is for yard waste.
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.
Click here for more information on cart placement.
You will receive an additional charge if you have extra garbage or if the lid
will not close on your cart.
THE Novato Buyback Center
- Bread, grains and
- Coffee grounds
- Fruit (pits and
- Leftovers and
- Meat (including
- Seafood (including
- Coffee filters
- Tea bags
- Paper bags,
napkins, tissues and towels
- Branches and brush
(less than 4" diameter and 2’ long)
- Flowers and floral
- Grasses, weeds and
- Aluminum foil or
- Bio-bags and other
plastics labeled as "compostable or biodegradable"
- Ceramic dishware
- Clothing and
- Cooking oil
- Dirt, rocks or
- Flower pots or
- Foil-backed or
- Glass, metal or
- Juice or soy milk
- Kitty litter or
- Liquids or ice
pressboard, painted or stained wood
- Waxed paper, milk
cartons or take-out boxes
No. Commercial compost
systems process food and veggie waste in 70-90 days. Bio-bags, and
other bio-plastics, take at least 180 days to break down. Because of
this, they are not allowed in the green cart.
You can choose to dump
materials loose into your green cart, but if you wish to keep your
cart clean, try containing your food scraps in a paper bag or wrapped
in newspaper. Adding a layer of leaves or yard waste in your green
cart prior to dumping food scraps can also help keep your cart tidy.
If you are concerned
about odors, consider keeping your scraps in the freezer and dumping
food waste in your bin the night before your collection night.
Using the green cart
for food scrap disposal should not attract further vermin. The same
food would have also sat in your trash for the same amount of time,
which poses the same risk for bugs and vermin.
This material is being
composted by Redwood Landfill, at 8950 Redwood Highway in Novato.
It is very difficult to
compost meat and dairy in a home composting system, and is not
recommended. However, a commercial system receives many loads of
materials a day, and there is sufficient material to generate a high
heat temperature, and maintain that temperature, which can break down
Yes. For more
information, contact 415-892-2851.
If you have questions
about the composting process, contact Redwood Landfill at
If you have questions
about your green waste service, contact Novato Disposal at