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Sand Bags


As a courtesy during the rainy season, supplies for sandbags are available free of charge. With proof of Albany residency, up to 10 sandbags can be obtained at the City of Albany Fire Department, 1000 San Pablo Ave., Albany CA, 1 + (510) 528-5770. Sand can be obtained at the Ocean View Park parking lot, 900 Buchanan St., Albany. Please bring a shovel, as there are none on site.


If you need assistance filling your sandbags, come to one of these Saturdays -  Ocean View Parking Lot, 10am-1pm:

December 7, 2019

January 11, 2020

February 1, 2020

Volunteers will be on hand to fill your bags and load them in your car.  Bags will be free and available on-site.  If you require further assistance to get sandbags, please contact Neighborhood Services at 1 + (510) 559-4588 to make other arrangements.

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Sandbag Filling Assistance Days Photo 

Lieutenant Tim Smyser from the Albany Fire Department with Staff and Volunteers at the first of three Sandbag Filling Assistance Days on Saturday, December 7, 2019