Winter driving

7/5/2021 2:50:51 PM

4. Salt bins

Salt bins are at locations across the county for drivers and pedestrians to treat local areas. They are filled with a 50/50 mix of salt and sharp sand and are for use on the public roads and pavements only.

Salt bins are filled before and during the winter season as priorities allow.

We are able to sell salt bins to private organisations with links to Buckinghamshire Council, such as:

  • social care properties
  • education locations
  • Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

We do not plan to replenish roadside salt heaps, as saline run off may harm the local environment.


Requests for new bins  

We will consider requests for new salt bins at known trouble spots on the public highway. 

Initial setup costs are £450, this is the same as new salt bins on the public highway. Funding for new salt bins will need to be provided externally.

Private organisation purchases

It may be possible for private organisations to purchase a salt bin, but each request will need to be considered on merit.  

Once installed, we will have no future liability for them beyond the limits of the public highway. It may be possible for Transport for Bucks to restock these bins at a cost of £100 per occasion.

New estate roads

All new salt bin requirements will be assessed.  The developer would need to fund the cost of the new salt bin and salt.

Parish councils

Contact your Local Area Technician (LAT).


Print entire guide

Last updated: 5 July 2021

Was this page helpful?

Very poor
Neither good nor poor
Very good