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Everything you need to know about salt grit bins

Grit bins, also known as salt bins, are health and safety equipment found all around the world, especially in countries with colder weather that may result in icy or snowy roads.

These specific bins contain a mixture of both salt and grit, which can be spread over pavements, streets, small roads, main roads, the motorway, and any other grounds where there is snow or ice likely to be a major hazard.

The salt lowers the freezing point of the snow, causing the ice or snow to melt whereas the grit increases the friction between any vehicle’s tyres or shoes and any type of ground. In addition, these outdoor salt bins are made from plastic as there will be reduced damage to vehicles and more importantly to members of the public.

The recycled grit bins are always filled to the top by opening the lid or a hatch and you can even find some salt grit bins that have lockable lids which keeps the mixture safe. A few plastic salt bins can be found to have a small section where you can store any shovels or spades which are used to spread the grit.

Also, the grit bins are usually placed in public places and the local councils in the United Kingdom have the responsibility to maintain and refill the bins, as well as making it accessible to the public.

Salt grit bins for homes

You may need a grit bin on your driveway to help prevent people from slipping and vehicles from sliding. Therefore, purchasing a grit bin for your home, specifically for the snowy and icy winter months can be extremely beneficial.

Why are grit bins yellow?

A reason the salt grit bins are the colour yellow is because this type of colour is bright and it will make the grit bin more visible, especially as the winter months are darker and so therefore unsafe for longer periods of the day.

Benefits of salt grit bins

  • When the bins contain no mixture, they are very lightweight and easy to manoeuvre
  • They are tough and durable in extreme weather conditions and the colour will not fade with exposure to sunlight
  • They are multipurpose, meaning you can use them for storing other items e.g., Garden tools
  • Our salt grit bin options are available in a secure lockable option, keeping the contents safe and protected from theft
  • These types of recycled grit bins are stackable and therefore save space when not used for certain months of the year.

Salt grit bins made from recycled plastic

We also offer a range of grit bins that are manufactured from 100% recycled plastic mixed waste, which would otherwise be destined for landfill, making them a more environmentally friendly option.

For most sites, salt bins can be essential health and safety equipment. Therefore we aim to provide a range of high quality, highly durable and cost-effective salt grit bin options. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or wish to discuss your specific requirements with one of our experienced team members who are always happy to help.



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