What Not To Flush

what not to flush thumbnailProtecting wastewater starts with each of us, so please...

Flush only toilet paper in the toilet!

Your drains are not a trash can.  The water from your home or business ends up in one of the most beautiful parts of our community - the San Francisco Bay.  Disposing anything other than toilet paper down the drains can cause Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) and will severely impact your plumbing system, the sewer system, and processes at the treatment plant.

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Marin Household Hazardous Waste FacilitIES
San Rafael

Residents of Marin County, with the exception of Novato, may bring paint, adhesives, motor oil, pesticides, household batteries, latex paint, computer monitors, televisions, household electronics, and bleach cleaners to the facility free of charge. Businesses may dispose of small quantities of hazardous waste by appointment and for a fee. Please call the facility for a list of approved materials and to make arrangements. Commercial Customers: Monday & Tuesday, by appointment only Residential Customers:

Thursday - Saturday, 8am - 3:30pm. Call ahead for details.
565 Jacoby St., San Rafael 
Residential (415) 485-6806
Business (415) 485-5648.


The Novato Household Hazardous Waste facility accepts a variety of toxic waste from Novato residents free of charge. The Facility is open on the first and third consecutive Sundays and Mondays of each month from 8:30am - 1:30pm. Certain businesses may dispose of hazardous wastes for a fee.

7576 Redwood Boulevard, Novato
Residential (415) 892-7344
Business (415) 892-6395

Sewer Emergencies

24 Hours

(415) 779-9048

Dial 9-1-1 if public health or property is threatened.

Our Mission

Sanitary District No.5 of Marin County is a special District, which while meeting or exceeding all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations, is dedicated to the protection of public health and the environment through effective and economical collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal of wastewater.