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


If you see a sewer spill or overflow in our district

CALL (415) 892-1694
during business hours.

After hours, please call
Novato Police Department at (415) 897-1122

If you have an overflow or backup

Please do not run water or any appliance that uses water until the problem is cleared.

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
What's New at Novato Sanitary
  • Novato Sanitary District Earns Platinum5 Peak Performance Award

    The Novato Sanitary District’s Novato Wastewater Treatment Plant has earned a Platinum5 Peak Performance Award for perfect permit performance records for five consecutive calendar years... (more)

  • Novato Sanitary District receives CAFR award

    Novato Sanitary District has been awarded The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the sixth year in a row for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR)... (more)

  • Sewer Service Charges

    Novato Sanitary District continues to provide safe, quality sanitary service that protects public health and the environment with one of the most cost-effective rate structures in the area. See our rate and finance page for details... (more)

  • Household Hazardous Waste

    Wondering how to dispose of old fluorescent bulbs? Fluorescent tubes and compact bulbs contain toxic mercury vapor and should never be thrown in the trash, instead wrap them carefully to avoid breakage and bring them to the Household Hazardous Waste facility for safe disposal... (more)

  • Be Safe: Dispose of Sharps and Old Medications Properly

    Novato Sanitary District, in partnership with the Novato Police Department, encourages you to safely dispose of all unwanted medications. Drugs that are flushed down the drain can pollute our marine environment... (more)

  • Recycle Your Used Motor Oil and Filters

    Motor oil poured onto the ground, into storm drains, or tossed into trash cans can contaminate and pollute the soil, groundwater, streams, and rivers (and it's illegal!) When you take your used oil to a certified recycling center you are protecting the environment, conserving a natural resource and getting paid for it. (more)

  • Mandatory Commercial Recycling for Businesses & Multi-Family Dwellings

    Beginning July 1, 2012, all businesses and public entities in the State of California that generate four cubic yards or more of waste per week and multi-family units of five or more are required to recycle. (more)

  • District Strategic Plan Available.

    Download the District's highest level planning document, outlining the Board of Director's direction for the future, and staff's work plan for implementing it... (more)

  • Follow our Board Meetings and Provide Your Input

    Regular Board meetings are schedule for the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and are open to the public... (more)

We Are Pleased to Announce Recology As Your New Solid Waste Service Provider

Recology is Novato Sanitary District’s new solid waste franchisee and will provide all recycling, organics, and solid waste services in our area.

Welcome to Recology - A World Without Waste

Recology recently purchased The Ratto Group, owner of Novato Disposal Service and other solid waste companies in the North Bay.

There is no need to cancel services with The Ratto Group or to register with Recology.

Service days will stay the same without any interruption.

During the coming weeks, you will receive more information about services and billing.

CALL: 800.243.0291 • VISIT:
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How to Recycle and Reuse Almost Anything

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Lateral Replacement Grant

You May Qualify for a $2,000 Grant to Replace Your Lateral. More information here.

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

7576 Redwood Blvd.
8:30-1:30; on the 1st & 3rd Sun. & Mon of each month; accepts latex and oil base paints; and much more. Click here.

The District Supports Birds and Preserves Open Space While Saving Funds.

Learn how, click here.

  • Fluorescent Bulbs Are Toxic
  • Put Toxic Waste In It's Place
  • Dispose of old medications and sharps safely.
  • Facebook? Yep, we're there!
  • Recycle Your Used Motor Oil
  • Mandatory Recycling for California Residents
  • Call Right Away if You Spot a Sewer Overflow (415) 892-1694