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Grit Bins

Grit bins are essential for any winter business, school, or public facility. They provide a safe and convenient way to store de-icing salt and grit, keeping it dry and ready for use. Choose from a wide selection of grit bins for sale in various sizes and styles. Whether for the home or a large public facility, we have a grit bin that will meet your needs, including complete grit bin starter kits. - Click to learn more about Grit Bins

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Grit Bins for Your Grit Salt Storage

When ensuring the safety and accessibility of your premises during the colder months, our range of Grit Bins is an essential consideration. These robust and durable containers are designed to store and protect your grit salt from harsh weather conditions, ensuring it's ready for use when needed. Our grit bins are practical and aesthetically pleasing, making them a great addition to any professional environment.

Our selection of salt grit bins is available in various sizes and capacities, catering to facilities of all scales. Whether you're a small enterprise looking for a compact grit bin or a large school requiring multiple large-capacity bins, we've got you covered. Each bin is designed with usability in mind, featuring easy access for efficient grit retrieval during icy conditions.

Investing in our Grit Bins means prioritising your staff and visitor safety. Don't let the British winter weather catch you off guard. Prepare your business for all eventualities with our top-quality grit bins. Browse our range today and find the perfect fit for your business needs.

What Makes Grit Bins Essential for Winter Safety?

Grit bins are a vital tool for winter safety in the UK. These robust containers store grit or de-icing salt, which can be spread on icy roads and pavements to prevent slips and falls.

Particularly useful in public areas such as car parks and building entrances, grit bins are filled with de-icing materials during winter months. They work effectively with other winter maintenance equipment like snow ploughs and grit spreaders to ensure public safety.

Why Choose First Mats for Your Grit Bin Needs?

First Mats offers a variety of grit bins to suit different needs, from 50kg options for homes and small businesses to 400kg bins for larger premises. Our grit bins, available in various colours, are often lockable to prevent theft or misuse. Some models even come with wheels for added convenience.

Most of our bins are supplied with salt, providing an all-in-one solution for winter safety. With a Trustpilot rating of 4.8 out of 5 and free UK mainland delivery for orders over £45, we take pride in offering high-quality products at competitive prices.

Things to Consider

  • Size and Capacity: Consider the size and capacity of the grit bin to ensure it can accommodate the amount of grit required for your specific needs. It should be large enough to hold an adequate supply of grit, but not so large that it becomes difficult to handle or store.
  • Durability: Look for grit bins that are made from sturdy and durable materials, such as high-quality plastic or metal. This will ensure that the bin can withstand harsh weather conditions and frequent use without deterioration.
  • Lid Design: Check the lid's design to ensure it provides a tight and secure seal. This will prevent water from entering the bin and cause the grit to become ineffective or clump together. A well-designed lid will also make it easier to access the grit when needed.
  • Accessibility: Consider how easy it is to access the grit from the bin. Look for features such as a hinged lid or a front-opening design that allows for convenient and quick access to the grit, especially during icy or snowy conditions when time is of the essence.
  • Drainage Holes: Check if the grit bin has drainage holes or channels to prevent water from accumulating inside. This will help to keep the grit dry and effective, as wet grit can lose its traction properties and become less useful in preventing slips and falls.
  • Forklift Access: If you require the grit bin to be moved or transported using a forklift, ensure that it has suitable access points or channels for the forks to slide in easily. This will facilitate efficient handling and transportation of the bin as needed.
  • Visibility: Consider the visibility of the grit bin, especially if it will be placed in a high-traffic area or near roads. Look for bins with reflective strips or bright colours to enhance visibility, making it easier for people to locate the bin during adverse weather conditions.
  • Locking Mechanism: If security is a concern, consider grit bins with a locking mechanism. This will help to prevent unauthorised access or theft of the grit, ensuring that it is available when needed and reducing the risk of misuse or wastage.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a grit bin?

In the UK, a grit bin is a recognisable, often bright yellow, durable storage container found on roadsides, pavements, and other public areas. Its primary purpose is to store a mixture of rock salt and sand.

During frosty or snowy conditions, when surfaces become icy or hazardous, this mixture can be spread over the affected area to melt the ice or offer traction, reducing the risk of slips or vehicle accidents.

They are strategically placed in areas known to be prone to icing, such as on hills, at road intersections, or near schools. Local councils are typically responsible for filling and maintaining these bins throughout the winter months.

What size grit bin do I need?

When determining the size of the grit bin you need, it is important to consider the amount of space you have available and the volume of grit you require. Our grit bins are available in various sizes to suit different needs.

For smaller residential properties or areas with limited space, our compact grit bins with 60 litres capacity would be ideal. These bins store enough grit for driveways, paths, or small outdoor areas.

If you have a larger commercial property or need to cover a larger surface area, our medium-sized grit bins with 250kg capacity are more suitable. These bins can hold significant grit and are often used for car parks, school grounds, or business premises.

Our large grit bins with 400kg capacity are the best choice for even larger areas or high-traffic locations. These bins can store substantial grit and are commonly used by local authorities, hospitals, or large industrial sites.

Remember, it's always better to have a slightly larger grit bin than you think you need, as it ensures you have enough grit to tackle any icy conditions.

Are grit bins waterproof?

Yes, our grit bins are designed to be waterproof. They are made from high-quality materials that are resistant to water and other weather elements, ensuring that the grit inside remains dry and effective during harsh winter conditions.

Our grit bins also have secure lids or locks to protect the contents from rain or snow. You can trust that our grit bins will keep your grit or salt dry and ready for use whenever needed.

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