Gritting and grit bins

Grit bins

There are over one thousand grit bins located across the Scottish Borders to allow immediate self-help treatment of roads and footways during severe weather conditions.

Request a grit bin refill

Grit bins are checked and refilled regularly during the winter months. To let us know that a grit bin needs to be refilled you can:

It is not always possible to respond to requests while gritting or snow clearing is being carried out.

Request a new grit bin

Requests for a new grit bin should be made in writing to us. A grit bin will not be sited:

  • on a road or footway which is treated as a primary route
  • anywhere that causes an obstruction to pedestrians
  • on private roads or areas
Find your nearest grit bin