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.
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We are on the job
24 hours a day,
365 days a year.
We Are a Green Business
Marin County Notice of Election
The County of Marin has requested that Novato Sanitary post the Legal Notice of Election and News Release for the November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election, which are found in the links below:
Notice of Election and Nomination Period for the November 6, 2018 General Election
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)
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)
Announcing Expanded E-Waste Collection Services
We’ve expanded formal E-Waste collection services for Novato residents!! The Household Hazardous Waste Facility (7576 Redwood Blvd., Novato) will now accept e-waste, including small electronics and electrical appliances year-around on the first and third consecutive Sunday and Monday of each month (excluding most holidays). This service will replace the previous twice-per-year (April and October) events and expand the number of days residents can drop off e-waste items from 6 days per year to 4 days every month. Contact the Household Hazardous Waste Hotline at 415-892-7344 or
or click here for more details.
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.
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.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Visit Our Comprehensive Guide to Recycling and Reusing:
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.
The District Supports Birds and Preserves Open Space While Saving Funds.