The salt/sand mix in the yellow salt bins is to be used on roads and pavements only. They are not for private use.
Careful consideration is given to where grit bins are placed so that they are present in places where additional gritting may be required. By using grit from the yellow bins on anything other than public highways you could potentially put road users at risk, should the bin run out of grit.
If you wish to clear your driveway or footpaths, salt can be purchased from local building suppliers and DIY stores. Or, as an alternative, you can use table salt or dishwasher salt.
Location of grit bins
The interactive gritting route map highlights grit bins nearest to your postcode.
You can request a grit bin by completing the form below. The team will then carry out an assessment of the area and decide if a grit bin is needed.
Request a grit bin
Please note: all fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed.