During the winter, Vallejo Flood & Wastewater District supplies free sand and burlap bags to residents in the greater Vallejo area, and provides instruction in filling and stacking bags.
Free sandbags are available at the District's self-serve sandbag station, located at the west end of Ryder Street, just past our main office at 450 Ryder. The station is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm (closes at 3:30 pm on Fridays), from mid-October through mid-April.
Sand and bags are free. You may wish to purchase plastic sheeting to put under the sandbags at your home. At the sandbag station, you'll find instructions on how to fill a sandbag and how to properly build a sandbag wall.
After hours or on weekends, the sandbag station is opened if there is a high demand during a major storm. To find out if the sandbag station is open, you can call 707-644-8949. The after-hours answering service will take your request and give it to an on-call staffer, who will call you back and let you know if the station is open.