List of locations for sandbags throughout Butte County

Mar 10, 2016 3:57 PM by David McVicker

Butte County has set up stations for individuals to pick up sandbags during the heavy rainfall over the weekend. Below is a a list of locations to pick up sandbags in Butte County:

Butte County:

Butte County Fire Station 41 - Nord 13871 CA-99

Butte County Fire Station 72 - Palermo 2290 Palermo Road

The fire stations listed above have sand available. Bags may be available in limited quantities. Please take only what you need. Please bring a shovel to fill your bags.



  • Public Works Yard
    G Street at 10th Street


  • Town of Paradise, Town Hall
    5555 Skyway
    5 empty bags per person
  • Swiss Link
    5365 Clark Road
    StormBags only (expand when wet)
  • Thomas Ace Hardware
    5720 Clark Road
    60 lb. tube sand bags and empty bags


  • City of Oroville
    1275 Mitchell Ave
    Sand and bags will be available starting mid-November throughout the rainy season.
    Available Monday to Friday
    7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Sand and bags may be made available after hours and on the weekends during heavy rain events.
  • Better Deal Exchange
    1845 Mitchell Avenue
    50 lb. bag of sand and empty bags
  • Home Depot
    2150 3rd Street
    empty bags and bulk sand

Butte County officials have some tips for residents during the storm:

  • Make a place for water to runoff.
    • Clear ditches on your property or adjacent to your property of vegetation and other debris before it rains to ensure water runoff has a place to flow.
    • Be aware permits may be required to work in some creeks, streams, rivers, and ditches not maintained by the County.
  • Be ready to protect your property with sandbags.
    • Have full sandbags stored onsite and ready to use during a heavy rain event.
    • If you cannot store sandbags onsite, know where you can access sand and bags when a storm watch or warning is issued.


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