Grit bins

We currently provide in excess of 1,300 grit bins which are generally provided on steep gradients, tight bends and steps.

This large number reflects our desire to encourage self-help and our decision not to treat some minor roads routinely.

Grit bins are provided for use on public roads and not on private areas. Private occupiers should purchase salt from DIY stores and builders merchants for use on their own properties.

Request the refill of a grit bin

We routinely check and top up the grit bins. In severe weather, there is a huge demand on grit bins which means that they get emptied very quickly.

If your grit bin is empty, contact our Customer Service Centre on 01738 476476 or email and we will endeavour to have it filled as soon as we possibly can.