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Sand and Sandbags


The City will pick up and haul away all flood barrier sand and sandbags placed for collection at the curb. This service is not limited to solid waste customers. 

For sandbag pick-up, call (563) 326-7923 or place a request online at Sandbags must be placed in a pile in the curb line and not obstruct traffic. The City will not pick up sandbags we have not received a request for.


TImage of sandbagshe city's Public Works Department makes sand and sandbags available to private property owners to assist property owner's in protecting their property and reducing their flood risk during riverine flood events.


Full sandbags are provided as they are available. Generally, due to available resources, property owners may only receive empty sandbags and sand to produce their own sandbags.  


Depending on available resources, property owners may have to pick up their sandbags. Staff is not always available for delivery. 

Sand and sandbags are available to the public impacted at river levels to 23 FT. Place requests by calling 563.326.7923 between 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by submitting a request online anytime at  Be sure to include contact information and needs.

It is important to note limits may be placed on excessive requests inconsistent with forecast river levels and property attributes to reduce waste and ensure available supply.