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City is giving away FREE sandbags to residents using a nifty machine

Posted at 6:56 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 19:56:42-04

The sandbagger machine will be available for residents to get free sandbags just in time for hurricane season.


A press release from the city says anybody with a valid government ID is eligible to enter the facility and receive up to six, 50-pound sandbags.

City crews will be available to assist people who want sandbags at the JC Elliot Collection Center at Highway 286 and Ayers Street on Tuesday, June 4, from 9 am to 4 pm.

The city says this is the first of a few opportunities for residents to get free sandbags in preparation for hurricane season. According to their website, they

Questions about taking advantage of this opportunity can be directed to the Solid Waste Services Education Outreach Coordinator Celina Pulcher at 361-826-1655 or