Free sandbags available at various Contra Costa County locations

If you're concerned about flooding at your home or business with the upcoming El Niño rains, you can visit one of the convenient sandbag stations located throughout county.  Please note that you'll need to bring a shovel, but bags and sand are available for free.   If you live within the boundaries of one of our 19 cities, please use the web links below to find information about your city's sandbag distribution.  

County locations for residents living in the unincorporated area
West County
West County Detention Facility, 5555 Giant Highway, Richmond
Bags are located in a large gray plastic trash bin. The sand cradle is on the south side of the facility parking area.
East County
Byron Airport, 500 Eagle Court, Byron
Bags are located in the pump house at the junction of Byron Hot Springs Road and Holey Road. Contact Airport staff at 925-634-0147 for access. The sand cradle is located on the west side of the pump house.

Knightsen Farm Bureau Building/ County Agriculture – 3020 2nd St.
Located at the north end of the parking lot next to the building.

Ambrose Recreation Center/CCC Family Service Center, 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point
Bags are located in a large green plastic trash bin on the west side of the parking lot next to the fence line approximately ¾ of the way back to the playing fields.
Central County
County Public Works, 2475 Waterbird Way, Martinez (across from County Fueling Station)
Bags are located in a large gray plastic trash bin located at the parking stall north of the fueling station. Nearest cross street is Imhoff Drive.

Howe Homestead, 2950 Walnut Boulevard, Walnut Creek
Bags and sand located in the parking lot.


Do you live in one of Contra Costa County's 19 cities?  You can get information about sandbags from your city's website, or check the list of city sandbag locations for more information.  Please check with your City Hall before heading out to pick up sand in case they have made changes to their locations.
 Antioch Lafayette Pleasant Hill
 Brentwood  Martinez Richmond
 Clayton  Town of Moraga
San Pablo
 Concord  Oakley San Ramon
 Town of Danville
 Orinda Walnut Creek
 El Cerrito
 Pinole  
 Hercules
 Pittsburg