Salting and gritting - winter road gritting and salt bins

Footways/footpaths and salt bins

We do not grit footways/footpaths. We provide salt bins to Town and Parish Councils where requested to enable them to grit key areas within their towns and villages.

Salt bins are provided for the public to use on roads and footways and are generally sited at bends or hills where the risk of slipping on ice is greater. You can check the locations of all salt bins across Central Bedfordshire.

Salt bins are not provided for people to use within their own private property. 

Salt bag scheme for town and parish councils

We will deliver either one 1 tonne or one ½ tonne bag of road de-icing salt, free of charge, to any town or parish council that requests one.

We will do this in December, January and February if requested by a town or parish council.

Find your town or parish council.