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Grit bins

There are approximately 400 grit bins at carefully chosen locations throughout the county borough. These are usually found alongside residential roads and other minor routes, particularly where there may be junctions or steep hills. They are easy to spot as they are bright yellow.

Before the start of each winter we refill the bins with a mix of salt and sharp sand. The bins are provided so that residents and motorists can use the grit when conditions deteriorate and make it easier to travel through local streets. Please do not use grit on private land such as driveways.

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