Free sandbag pickup locations in North Central Florida

Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 10:53 AM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - UPDATE - Many North Central Florida Locations are offering free sandbags in preparation for Hurricane Ian. The sandbags can be used at the point of entry in a home to reduce the likelihood of flooding.

The locations are listed below. Some are self-service.

Gilchrist County sandbag locations

Sandbags are available to be filled (self-service) at the following locations:

  • Behind the EOC - 3250 N. US Hwy 129 Bell, Florida
  • Trenton City Park
  • Gilchrist County Road Department - 1770 SW Hwy 129 Bell, FL
  • Fanning Spring Fire Rescue - 17651 NW 90CT Fanning Springs

Dixie County sandbag locations

Dixie County is offering free pre-filled sandbags. The bags were filled by inmates. The limit is 50 bags per household.

  • County Yard Department - 151 S.E. 309th St., Cross City

Alachua County sandbag locations

Alachua County will start offering sandbags at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. There is a limit of 10 bags per person. Other locations and times will be shared soon.

  • Wayside Park - 11855 N.W. US 441, Alachua County
  • Full-Service site at Public Works Facility, 405 Nw 39th Ave, Gainesville
  • Self-Serve site at MLK Center, 1028 NE 14th St., Gainesville

Marion County sandbag locations

Sandbags will be available after 2 p.m. Monday in Dunnellon. It is a self-serve site, people are asked to bring a shovel, and availability is limited to 10 bags per vehicle. Volunteers are welcome to help with loading. Sandbags are also available at Wrigley Field in Citra and East Marion Sports Complex in Silver Springs.

  • Dunnellon City Complex 11808 N. Ohio St., Dunnellon
  • Wrigley Fields, 405 County Rd E 316, Citra, Marion County, FL 32113
  • East Marion Sports Complex, 14445 NE 14th Street Rd, Silver Springs, Marion County, FL 34488
  • Hampton Center, 225 Nw MLK Blvd, Ocala
  • Martel Recycling Center, 296 Sw 67th Ave, Ocala
  • Marion Oaks, 294 Marion Oaks Ln, Ocala
  • Belleview Sports Complex, 6501 Se 107th St., Belleview
  • Jervey Gantt Park 2200 Se 36th Ave, Ocala
  • Tuscawilla Park, 829 Ne Sanchez Ave, Ocala

Columbia County sandbag locations

Columbia County will distribute sandbags beginning Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at three locations. There is a 15 sandbag limit per vehicle. Residents are responsible for filling sandbags; however, elderly and special needs assistance will be available.

  • Columbia County Public Works, 607 N.W. Quinten St., Lake City, FL 32055
  • Southside Sports Complex, 1963 S.W. Bascom Norris Dr., Lake City, FL 32025
  • Ft. White Community Center, 17579 FL-47, Fort White, FL 32038

Bradford County sandbag locations

Bradford County has 2 locations, both are at fire stations.

  • BCFR Station 40 - Heilbronn Springs 21412 N.W. State Road 16
  • BCFR Station 90 - Sampson City13641 S.W. County Road 227

Levy County sandbag locations

In Levy County, sandbags will be available in several locations. Residents will be able to pick up sand at the Gulf Hammock fire station, Cedar Key Community Center, and Rosewood Baptist Church. Other locations will be shared soon.

  • Gulf Hammock Fire Station - 2851 County Rd 326, Inglis, Levy County, FL 34449
  • Cedar Key Community Center, 809 6th St, Cedar Key, Levy County, FL 32625
  • Rosewood Baptist Church, 6331 SW 98th Terrace, Cedar Key, Levy County, FL 32625

Union County sandbag locations

In Union County, sandbags can be picked up at Lake Butler City Hall. Sand is located across the street from Public Works. That’s on SW 4th Street, and directly behind the fire station. Sandbags are also available at the Union County Road Department on SW 84th street in Lake Butler.

  • Lake Butler City Hall, 200 SW 1st St, Lake Butler, Union County, FL 32054
  • Public Works, 600-698 SW 4th St, Lake Butler, Union County FL 32054
  • Union County Road Department, 15285 SW 84th St, Lake Butler, Union County, FL 32054

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