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 (salt, or 'grit', in these bins is not for use on footpaths).
Report salt bin problems
We inspect and refill the salt bins we're responsible for between November and April. In addition to our regular programme of work you report a salt bin problem, such as:
- litter inside salt bins
- empty salt bins
- broken or damaged salt bins
Find out how to make other salt bin enquiries.
Our responsibility for salt bins
We’re not responsible for all salt bins across York, see which salt bins we're responsible for.
If a salt bin is owned by a parish council, housing association, private organisation or individual, we might be able to fix the problems you report.
Request a new salt bin
Contact your ward Community Involvement Officer to request a new salt bin, move an existing salt bin, or tell us a salt bin is missing.
Map of salt bin locations
Salt bins that aren't included on the map, aren't our responsibility; they're owned by parish councils, housing associations, private organisations or individuals.
Planning journeys in winter weather
Find out more about:
- safer winter driving (including the Highway Code guidance for driving in adverse weather)
- travelling in snowy conditions