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.