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
  • Refinance to Save $3.2 Million

    The refinance of the State Revolving Fund Loan has been successfully completed and will lower annual payments by approximately $290,000 per year for the next 11-years, saving over $3. 2 million. ... (more)

  • Top Credit Rating

    New "AAA" credit rating for Novato Sanitary District expected to save the District $3 million ... (more)

  • Reducing Food Waste

    Did you know you can save money, help the planet and help others by reducing food waste? Visit our green pages for information on how you can join Novato Sanitary District in its goal to achieve zero food waste ... (more)

  • Novato Sanitary District is Pleased to Report on Numerous Recent Awards for Service Excellence.

    This year, Novato Sanitary District received numerous awards for excellence in the areas of treatment plant performance, financial reporting, wastewater collection system performance, and laboratory testing quality. ... (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 Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and are open to the public ... (more)

  • Get Rid of Your Old Electronics

    North Bay Conservation Corps offers free pick-ups of E-Waste. Call them at 415-454-4554 to schedule a pick up.

Board and Committee Meetings

Board Meetings are currently held on the 2nd Monday of every month at 5:30 pm, at our office: 500 Davidson St. and are open to the public.

Solid Waste Committee
September 23, 2019, 3:00 pm

The current agenda is available here

An archive of current and past agendas, agenda packets and minutes is available here.

Visit Our Comprehensive Guide to Recycling and Reusing:

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.

  • Did you know fluorescent bulbs are toxic? Don't just trash them, take them to a Novato recycling center near you!
  • Hey Novato put toxic waste in its place! Improper disposal can endanger the health of your family, the community and the environment.
  • Dispose of old medications and sharps safely. Keep pets, kids and the environment safe.
  • Facebook? Yep, we're there! Join in the conversation about recycling, reducing and reusing in Novato.
  • Recycle your used motor oil and filters. Used oil from a single oil change can pollute a million gallons of water!
  • New business and multi-family recycling rules - we can help. Recycling is good for business, the environment & saves money.
  • Call right away if you spot a sewer overflow...even a very small leak - (415) 892-1694 - we respond 24/7 to protect health and the environment.