Grit bin refilling process

23 February 2021

We hope you are well.

Following the severe weather in recent weeks, with Suffolk seeing heavy snow fall and extremely icy conditions, we are writing to provide you with an update on the grit bin refilling process.

Suffolk Highways is currently undertaking a full restock of the County’s grit bins to prevent you from logging each individual bin for a refill. Please note that this will be a one-off re-stock as this was an extreme weather event and we must ensure each bin is full.

Should any bin require further re-filling throughout the season, we encourage you to use our Highways Reporting Tool. Further details and instructions can be found online at https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/highway-maintenance/check-which-roads-are-gritted/grit-bins/

As a reminder, grit bins are owned by parish/town/district councils to ensure that the contents of grit bins are used to make roads safer and we ask you to monitor how and where the grit is used. We will therefore only accept requests to refill grit bins from yourselves for future re-filling requests.

Suffolk Highways, on behalf of Suffolk County Council, will also only accept requests for new grit bins from a parish, town, borough or district council.

We would like to thank those who have already requested a restock. Your request(s) will be carried out as part of this process. If you have not requested a restock, we can confirm that all grit bins will be refilled, and you do not need to do anything further.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

Grit bin refilling process