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

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, 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

Search the map by postcode or street name to find near by salt bins (shown as red icons; routes we grit in winter are shown on the map as blue lines).


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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

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