Sandbags

We hold supplies of sandbags for emergency use and coordinate issuing them to the public via a collection service

 

The supply of sandbags is a voluntary service the Vale of Glamorgan provide in a major flooding situation, the Vale of Glamorgan Council cannot guarantee to meet every request for sandbags to support people in protecting their property.

 

The sole responsibility for the protection of a private property in the event of a flood lies with individual owners and not the Council or any other agency.

 

Our policy for sandbags is to prevent or contain floodwaters from rivers or groundwater flooding (surface water flooding).

 

Sandbags will not be provided for just in case of flooding or for the protection of gardens, outbuildings, or other structures. 

 

Sandbags may help to protect your property from flooding. It is important to remember in some situations sandbags can result in greater damage to your home, as they can trap water inside the property.

 

Sandbags

Collect Sandbags

We hold supplies of sandbags for emergency use and coordinate issuing them to the public via a collection service at our: Docks Office - Sandbag Distribution Site. Please note this site uses a one-way system. 

 

Please Note: Although we endeavour to supply sandbags, we cannot guarantee it.

 

Sandbag Allocation

In a major flooding situation, we will not be able to meet every request for sandbags to support people to protect their property.

 

Please note: The Vale of Glamorgan Council do not deliver sandbags, as resources do not permit this. Sandbags if and when available are to be collected at the Docks office.

 

When sandbags are provided, they become the absolute responsibility of the resident, the Vale of Glamorgan Council will not be responsible for collecting or disposing of sandbags after flooding.

 

Sandbags are mostly made of polypropylene which can be recycled. Therefore, the empty sandbags, if clean, can be recycled.

 

If the empty sandbags are not clean, they are considered as domestic waste and in small quantities can be disposed of in black bags. Or in larger quantities at the local household waste site.

 

Further information and advice are available on the Councils Flooding page for before, during and after a flood.

 

There may be better alternatives which you can buy, but you will need to have these prepared in advance if you live in an area which is at risk of flooding. The Natural Resources Wales website provides more information.