We have more than 2,000 salt (grit) bins in County Durham which we aim to keep filled during the winter months.
Salt bin requests and refills
Request a new salt bin or ask for a refill. For refills, please quote the reference number of the salt bin which can be found on the top or the side of the bin.
What is considered when a new salt bin request is sent to us?
- steep gradients
- severe bends
- traffic category
- bus route
- accident history
- high pedestrian activity
- pedestrians with reduced mobility
- health centres
- local services
There is specific criteria which must be met before a salt bin can be placed in a new location, as outlined in the salt bin assessment form (appendix 4) in the winter maintenance policy located on our Winter service plan web page.
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