The City of Riverside Provides Free Sand and Sandbags to Residents

Published: 08/20/2023

UPDATE: SAND AND SANDBAGS ARE ** ONLY ** available at the City Corporation Yard (while supplies last),  8095 Lincoln (at St. Lawrence).

The City of Riverside provides free sand and sandbags to residents to help you prepare for storms. All City of Riverside Fire Department stations have empty sand bags available for pickup, while supplies last. PLEASE NOTE: Quantities may be limited due to demand. Additional bags may be available for purchase at local hardware stores.

EMPTY BAGS (while supplies last) are at all RFD stations: https://www.riversideca.gov/fire/about-contact/stations

SAND (while supplies last): The sandbag filling stations are free to the public and are located at:

Fire Station 6
  1077 Orange St, Riverside, CA 92501

Fire Station 7
  10191 Cypress Ave, Riverside, CA 92503

City Corp Yard (bags and sand available, while supplies last)
  8095 Lincoln (at St. Lawrence) 


For safety tips on flooding, visit: https://www.riversideca.gov/readyriverside/be-informed/hazards/flooding

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Ready Riverside is a product of the City of Riverside Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management. The City of Riverside's Office of Emergency Management (OEM), also known as the City of Riverside Fire Department’s Special Services Division administers a comprehensive all-hazards community-based emergency management program. Riverside OEM promotes a disaster resistant and resilient community through partnerships with all levels of government entities, businesses, non-governmental organizations and the residents and visitors of the City of Riverside.

The welfare and safety of city residents and visitors is of utmost importance to the Office of Emergency Management. The Office of Emergency Management plans and prepares for emergencies, incidents and events that will have an impact on the City of Riverside. OEM maintains a robust preparedness effort through our Community Emergency Response Team training and resident and city employee public education events. Working with partner organizations we work to identify and mitigate issues prior to an incident. OEM also coordinates the response and recovery efforts through the activation of our EOC.