Grit bins

We provide grit on a self-help basis. Grit is for use in public areas, not private paths and drives. 

We will remove a grit bin if it is not looked after or repeatedly vandalised.

Report an empty or damaged grit bin

Complete our online form to:

  • request a refill for an existing grit bin
  • report a damaged grit bin

Report an empty or damaged grit bin

At busy times we may be dealing with a high number of requests and will deal with your request as soon as we can.

We do not sell salt to the public.

Find your nearest grit bin

Scroll and zoom the map. Grit bins are indicated by a yellow square.

We are aware there may be some location inaccuracies on the map. We are working on updating the map as quickly as we can.

Grit bins on private roads are not the responsibility of the council and do not appear on this map.



Grit bins are located in areas that are not on a priority gritting route.

When deciding on the location of a grit bin, we take into account a number of issues:

  • if a route is on a steep slope, a tight bend or particularly prone to icing
  • if local residents agree on a suitable location
  • where there is special need such as near sheltered housing or a school crossing

Request a grit bin

See Help clear paths and pavements.