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Sandbag Information

Department of Public Works
Public Works Operations Division

Sandbag Information

The Public Works Operations Division provides sandbags to Anaheim residents and businesses during inclement weather. The City provides a maximum of 10 bags for each single-family dwelling and 25 for multi-family or commercial complexes. They are available at:

Public Works Operations Yard
400 E. Vermont Avenue
Monday - Thursday and every other Friday, 7 AM - 5 PM
Please call (714)765-6860 for more information.

Proof of Anaheim residency or business ownership must be provided when picking up sandbags. Please note that only the bags are provided - fill materials are the responsibility of the recipient. If sand is not available, you may substitute dirt from your planters or yard.
Additional sandbags and sand can be purchased at most major hardware stores and home centers.

General Information:
Fill the bag about ½ full with soil or sand.
Sandbags will rot in the sun. Placing them out too early in the storm season may cause them to rot prematurely. Routinely check sandbags for rips and tears.
Keep plastic sheeting available in case of an emergency.
Clean out your drains, roof gutters, down spouts, and any other water path that may be impeded. Check these frequently as debris will collect after each rain.

For sandbagging placement and techniques, please click here.  More information on sandbagging techniques and flood safety may be found at www.ocflood.com.