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In addition to the 360 miles of routes we grit in winter, we provide salt bins at key points to encourage 'self help' when roads are icy.

Note: Salt, or 'grit', in these bins is also for use on footpaths.

Report salt bin problems

We inspect and refill the salt bins we're responsible for between November and April.

Report a salt bin problem, such as:

  • litter inside salt bins
  • empty salt bins
  • broken or damaged salt bins

Report salt bin problems

Find out how to make other salt bin enquiries.

Our responsibility for salt bins

We’re not responsible for all salt bins across York.

We may be able to fix reported problems if a salt bin is owned by:

  • a parish council
  • housing association
  • private organisation
  • an individual

Request a new salt bin

Email: to:

  • request a new salt bin
  • move an existing salt bin
  • tell us a salt bin is missing

Map of salt bin locations

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Search the map by postcode or street name to find nearby salt bins.

Salt bins are shown on the map as red icons. Routes we grit in winter are shown on the map as blue lines.

Salt bins not included on the map aren't our responsibility; we're unable to help with these and you'll need to contact the owner directly.

Zoom in (+) or zoom out; (-) or move/drag the map to reveal information; you can also:

  • click a 'feature' to get further information
  • click >> or << to reveal or hide the map legend

Also see

Waste, Highways and Environmental Services

Telephone: 01904 551551