When it is time to dispose of your sandbags:

  • Once acquired, sandbags are your responsibility, including proper disposal. Summit County does not offer sandbag pickup or individual disposal. Residents who live within city limits can contact their municipality to see if they offer disposal options.

  • Residents who are physically unable to dispose of their sandbags can request help from the Sandbag Samaritan volunteer list by emailing pio@summitcounty.org.

  • Be aware that sunlight quickly degrades bags.

  • Do not dump sandbags in rivers, creeks, streams, canals, ditches, roadway gutters, storm drain inlets, or anywhere but your property.

  • Suggested disposal options include: use on personal property,  landfills, and trash receptacles *one bag at a time* (do not place bags on the curb for pickup).

  • Sand or sandbags that have been in contact with flood water specifically should not be reused in ways that involve direct, regular, human contact, such as sandboxes or playgrounds. Basic safety precautions, such as wearing gloves, long pants, and long sleeves, are also encouraged when disposing of bags and sand.

  • If you believe your sandbags may have come in contact with sewage, fuels, or other non-household chemicals, please consult with Summit County Environmental Health at 435-333-1502 before disposing of the bags.