Novato Sanitary District


If you see a sewer spill or overflow in our district

CALL (415) 892-1694

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
  • Free Household E-Waste Drop Off on Saturday, October 11 – Monday, October 13, 2014.

    Novato Recycling Center, 7576 Redwood Blvd. 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more details and a printable flyer click here

  • Novato Sanitary District receives CAFR award

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

  • Board Appoints Gary Butler as new Director

    At its May 12, meeting, the Board of Directors of Novato Sanitary District unanimously appointed Gary Butler to replace Director Mike DiGiorigio, who passed away recently. Gary is a long time resident of Novato. He served on the City Planning Commission, was active in the Downtown Novato Business Association, and is a member of the Rotary Club... (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)

  • Our Residential Garbage Service Charges are the Lowest in the Area.

    Novato Sanitary District and its franchise waste hauler, Novato Disposal, announced that there will be no rate increase this year for garbage disposal service... (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)

  • Our Sewer Service Costs Again Among Lowest In County

    The District has been proactive in keeping costs down. We have among the lowest overall sanitary service costs in the County when both sewer service charges and taxes are included. District costs will remain among the lowest even if the proposed increases are approved... (more)

  • Check Out Our Green Pages

    In the past, when people wanted to get rid of something around the house, they would flush it down the toilet, pour it down the sink or onto the ground, or maybe into the trash. Today, we know how important it is to protect the environment... (more)

  • Follow our Board Meetings and Provide Your Input

    Regular Board meetings are schedule for the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. and are open to the public... (more)

Pollution Prevention Week

Visit for daily tips on preventing pollution.

Lateral Replacement Grant

If you need to replace your laterals, applying for a Lateral Replacement Grant could save you half the cost, up to $1,500. Remember to apply first, before you contract any work! Click 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.

Kids Get Hooked at Fishing in the City And Learn How To Keep Pollution out of Water Ways from Novato San.

  • Free Household E-Waste Dropoff Event
  • 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