We have over 400 grit bins situated within Telford & Wrekin.
The grit bin policy that has been approved by the Council is as follows:
- The Council will continue to maintain existing grit bins.
- It will provide grit bins for high risk safety sites on roads not on the gritting routes - a risk assessment is carried out for bends and junctions.
- Requests to supply grit bins from Parish Councils or other community groups will be considered but the Council will seek a contribution to their provision and filling.
How often are grit bins filled?
For practical reasons we are unable to deal with individual requests for replenishment but we aim to fill all of the bins three times a year.
actual timing is dependent on the weather. If there is a shortage of
salt then primary gritting routes will be salted before grit bins are
filled. Grit bins will usually be filled pre-season in September, in December and again in February.
It is useful to have feedback from residents when grit bins are near empty, so please contact us when your nearest grit bin is getting low.
There is a grit bin on my street, what can I use the grit for?
The grit bins are filled so that parish councils and residents can treat local roads and pavements.
If you are unsure about whether you should remove snow and ice from pavements yourself, please read the Government guidelines.
Salt provided for grit bins is not for private footpaths and drives or to be sold on. This behaviour will not be tolerated and will be treated as an act of theft and you may be prosecuted.
Members of the public are asked to report anyone they see acting suspiciously or anyone using salt from the grit bins for personal use to Telford Council's Highways Team using the details on the right of this page.
Grit for clearing your drive can be purchased from local DIY and hardware retailers.