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Posted: 9/13, 2:06pm
All persons participating in this program will be responsible for the ultimate disposal of sandbags and sand. Sand and sand bags that have been in contact with floodwaters may be contaminated with sewage or septic waste, animal waste, oil and gasoline residue, lawn chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, or other hazardous chemicals. Caution should be used to avoid direct human contact when handling sand or sand bags, such as wearing gloves and a dust mask if there is loose or blowing material. Do not place used sand in or near bodies of water, playgrounds, sandboxes or other areas of direct human contact. Sand bags that have been in contact with floodwater should be disposed of at Pinellas County Solid Waste Landfill ($37.50/ton or flat rate for qualifying vehicles).
Sand bags that have not come in contact with flood waters may be disposed of in and around your garden or yard. Once sand is emptied from bags, the bags can be disposed of with household trash. SAND CANNOT BE PLACED IN TRASH CONTAINERS. For further information, please contact the Public Works Department at 724-1550.
BE PREPARED NOW!
DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT STORM IS HERE!