The City would like to remind residents that any sandbags used in flood response should be removed and adequately disposed of after the event has concluded. This is important to ensure public safety and for the protection of the environment.
Sand should be removed from the sandbags, and empty bags may then be disposed of with regular waste on respective waste pick up days. It is recommended to use caution while working with sandbags – wear gloves to protect yourself from scrapes and contaminates, and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Sand should not be dumped into nearby waterways as a means of disposal.
For more information Contact:
Melisa Miles, Information Officer
City of Merritt
Telephone: (250) 378-4224