Winter is here, and with the upcoming rain forecast, the City of Goleta wants to remind our community to prepare ahead of time.
There are three self-service sandbag stations that the City has provided for residents to protect their homes from storm damage:
- Fire Station 11 (6901 Frey Way and Storke Road, just south of Santa Felicia, across from the main post office)
- Fire Station 14 (320 Los Carneros Road next to the Stow House Museum lot)
- Goleta Valley Community Center (5679 Hollister Avenue)
Here are some things you should know about sandbag pickup:
- Sand and bags are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Bring your shovel to fill the bags.
- Pick-up is open during daylight hours, seven days/a week.
- 20-bag limit (additional bags can be purchased at home improvement stores).
- The bags are for residents.
- It is easiest to fill the bags with two people — one to hold the bag and the other to shovel the sand.
For disposal of old Polypropylene sandbags:
- Residents may displace old sand in planters or on lawns and dispose of bags in their trash containers.
- Residents may also bring their old, filled bags to Public Works Corporate Yard located at 6735 Hollister Avenue (behind the Deckers building) for disposal.
Stay informed, register for emergency alerts from Santa Barbara County at readysbc.org, and sign up for emergency information from the City at https://tinyurl.com/GoletaEmergency. Get more tips on winter storm preparedness here.