East Sussex County Council currently have the following scheme.New grit bins
East Sussex County Council will provide/and or fill grit bins where:
Cost for a grit bin
Grit bin – £145
Installation and first fill – £130
Refill – £ 75
Filling an empty grit bin
New grit bins are not automatically refilled. The owner or responsible person must ask for a bin to be refilled by contacting the Highways Contact Centre and making an advance payment. They will then arrange for the new bin to be refilled when they refill their own grit bins.
When there is high demand for grit, this may be reserved for use on priority roads and this might prevent grit bins from being refilled.
Spreading grit safely
Safety is the most important factor.
Only spread the grit when there are no vehicles or pedestrians nearby.
Wear bright clothing so that you can be seen easily.
Don’t assume the road or pavement is safe just because it has been gritted.
Look after the environment – use the minimum grit necessary. A shovel full of grit will be sufficient for 20-30 square metres of road.