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We have a limited number of self-help salt bins. We locate most of our salt bins away from our gritting routes as we only provide these at known trouble spots, such as dangerous bends and steep hills, where snow and ice cause serious problems.

We have to limit the number of bins we provide so that we are able to maintain and re-fill them at times of need.

We review the locations for salt bins annually. Where we position the salt bins takes into account the impact on the locality and the ease of access for re-filling.

The salt we provide in our salt bins is made available to allow local people to grit public roads and footways in their communities. The salt should not be used for private use. Salt for private use can be purchased from supermarkets, DIY stores and other commercial outlets.

Below is a map of all salt bin locations and treated roads and streets.

  • Treated roads and streets are marked in blue.
  • Salt bin locations are pin-pointed in green.
  • Click and drag to navigate the map.
  • Use the sliding scale on the left-hand side to zoom in and out.

Beneath the map is a link to a list of salt bin locations by town (Bury, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom, Tottington and Whitefield).

You can also tell us about a salt bin that needs refilling or one that has been moved from where it should be.