Keep sandbags if possible, or dispose of correctly
November 25, 2019 – Sandbags from Hurricane Dorian should be kept if possible, or disposed of properly if space does not allow or if they have been contaminated.
“If you have the room in your garage to store the sandbags you filled during Hurricane Dorian, please do so,” said Emergency Management Director Jonathan Lord. “While the 2019 hurricane season officially closes in a couple of days, we can still be hit with other weather events that cause flooding. The best advice is to keep them – especially if you live in a flood-prone area.”
DO NOT PUT FILLED SANDBAGS IN THE GARBAGE OR AT THE CURB FOR DISPOSAL.
If sandbags are clean but breaking down, empty the sand on personal property – not public property, especially not the dunes – and dispose of the empty bag in the regular trash.
If the sandbags show signs of contamination (oil, chemicals, sewage, etc.), please contact the appropriate household hazardous waste provider to inquire about the appropriate procedures for disposal of contaminated sand.
- Palm Coast: 386-986-2360
- Bunnell: 386-437-7500
- Remainder of Flagler County: 386-313-4020
“Again, it is recommended that clean bags always be kept for a future flood event,” Lord said. “It is your responsibility to properly dispose of unwanted sand bags.”