We provide grit bins to help communities that are not on priority gritting routes. This is in addition to our road gritting services.
We have more than 2,690 grit bins across North Lanarkshire for residents to use on their local streets.
Use our interactive map (below) to find your nearest bin.
Request a new bin or refill
Please call 01698 403110 to request a new grit bin or refill a bin. You can also complete an online form to refill a bin.
The number of grit bins has increased by 350% in recent years, to a point that we cannot continue to effectively maintain them all. As part of the budget setting process earlier this year, the council decided to reduce the number by 20%. A new process has also been agreed to assess any new requests for grit bins against a set criteria.
We will begin the rationalisation process at the end of this winter period by removing some bins in areas where there are more than required and when they are empty.
Grit bins will only be topped up on request when resources are available.
Full details are available in our Winter Services Policy and Procedures available below.
We would ask residents to use these to keep local paths and streets clear and safe, and to help elderly neighbours who might not be able to clear the paths adjacent to their own properties.