Grit bins and salt heaps

Grit bins and salt heaps are provided at various points, usually in villages or on untreated roads, so you can help keep roads and pavements in your area free from ice. 

We own and maintain 803 grit bins across the county but we're unable to provide additional grit bins in new locations. A further 1,250 bins are in the ownership of town or parish councils who may consider providing a new grit bin where it would provide specific benefits for their local residents.

The grit provided is for use to clear public pavements and roads only. It is not for use on private property.

If you are caught taking grit or salt for use on private property, such as driveways, you may be prosecuted.

The Government's Snow Code gives simple instructions on when and how to clear snow and ice.

Report a grit bin problem

If you've spotted a grit bin which has been vandalised or which has gone missing, or if you know of a grit bin or salt heap which needs filling you can report it using the form on this page.

We may not be able to replace or refill all grit bins immediately but we'll action as many reports as possible for bins we are responsible for. We only replenish existing salt heaps and for environmental reasons we won't create new ones.

Grit bin and salt heap report form

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