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Sandbag pickup locations for Santa Barbara County residents

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - With a flash flood warning expected to be put in place Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning, residents are advised to stock up on sandbags to protect their homes and property. 

Here's a list of sandbag pickup locations in various cities and communities throughout Santa Barbara County:

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Flood Control Shop
4568 County Rd (Off of Calle Real) 
Santa Barbara
805-568-3440
Sand bags are not pre-filled, limit 25

City of Santa Barbara 
401 E. Yanonali St. 
Santa Barbara 
805-564-5413
Sand bags are not pre-filled, limit 25

Montecito

Montecito Fire Protection District
805-969-7762

Carpinteria

City of Carpinteria
5775 Carpinteria Ave. (City Hall)
Carpinteria
805-684-5405 ext. 443

Goleta

Fire Station #11
6901 Frey Way
Goleta
(805) 681-5511

Fire Station #14
320 N. Los Carneros Rd.
Goleta
(805) 681-5514

Community Center
5679 Hollister Ave.
Goleta
(805) 967-1237
*24 hours, self-serve, bags and sand included

Santa Maria

Santa Maria Flood Control Shop 
912 West Foster Road
Santa Maria
805-568-3440
Sand bags are not pre-filled, limit 25

Suey Crossing*
2000 Block of Western in cul-de-sac*
City Public Works Yard, 830 W. Cypress. (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Mon. - Fri. except holidays)*
On West Carmen lane just West of Depot Street *
On San Ysidro Street West of Miller Street*
* No Sandbags, Just Sand

Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Ynez Community Services District 
1070 Faraday Street 
Santa Ynez
805-688-3008 
Bags and Sand available 

Santa Barbara Fire Station #31
168 W Hwy 246 
Buellton
805-686-5062
Sand bags are not pre-filled

City of Solvang
1745 Mission Dr. (Veteran's Hall)
Solvang
805-688-5575 

Lompoc

Fire Station #1 
115 S. G Street 
Lompoc
805-736-4513

Guadalupe

Fire Station #2
918 Obispo St.
Guadalupe
805-356-3905

This list was compiled by Santa Barbara County Public Works Department. Anyone interested in picking up sandbags should contact the nearest pickup location to check on availability. 

Additional inquiries can be made by calling the Santa Barbara County Flood Control at (805)568-3440.

For information about how to fill and place sandbags, click here. Sandbags can be reused if still in good condition. If no longer reusable, sand can be mixed with soil and used in landscaping or taken to construction or demolition recycling plants. The bags can be thrown in the trash.

For residents in Ventura County, click here for a full list of sandbag pickup locations and important disaster preparedness information.


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