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Salt bins

Complete the form below to: 

  • Report a damaged salt bin
  • Request a salt bin for your road

Report a damaged salt bin

Guidance note: you'll be asked to supply the number of the salt bin. This can be found on the metal plate attached to the bin. If there's no number on the bin, then it's not managed by our Highways Service. However, where possible, we'll pass on requests to the responsible service.

We can only replace a limited number of salt bins each year, and we may not be able to replace a damaged bin immediately.

Request a salt bin for your road

Please note: you can no longer request a salt bin for the 2017-2018 winter season. Requests submitted after October 2017 will be considered for the 2018-2019 winter season.

We can't make an immediate decision as we have to review all the requests and prioritise based on the needs of areas. Requests will be assessed using our approved needs-based criteria and decided on by councillors.

The proposed location will be reviewed to ensure there is access for restocking and that the salt bin doesn't cause an obstruction, create a hazard or cause security problems. Unless there is a specific reason, no salt bins will be located on roads or pedestrian areas which are already on our treatment routes or have a salt bin.

Submit a salt bin report or request (opens in a new window)

How often do we fill salt bins?

We fill the salt bins at the start of the winter season and then monitor usage. We refill them once a week during periods of high demand. If we need to preserve salt stocks we may have to reduce the frequency of refilling salt bins.

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