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.
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What's New at Novato Sanitary
  • Board Vacancy—Seeking Candidate

    If you are interested in serving on the Board, live within the greater Novato area and are a registered voter, please contact the District secretary at (415) 892-1694 for more information. To download the notice or application click here.

  • Free Household E-Waste Drop Off on Saturday, April 26 – Monday, April 28, 2014.

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

  • 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)

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  • 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